Pudina rice – Mint Rice

Marsha Gardner


We love rice of every kind. Basmati has a nutty flavor and when prepared with mint is very refreshing when served with a spicy meal.


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  • 2 c
    basmati rice
  • 1/2 c
    fresh mint leaves
  • 1
    green chili pepper
  • 4 Tbsp
    canola oil or ghee
  • 1 Tbsp
    cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp
    cardamom seeds
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh ginger
  • 1 Tbsp
    garlic, minced
  • 1/2 c
    onion, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp
    lemon juice, fresh
  • 3 c
  • ·
    kosher salt to taste

How to Make Pudina rice – Mint Rice


  1. Rinse/wash basmati rice until the water is clear.
    Cook rice in a 3 cup water ( or according to package direction), set aside.
  2. Make a smooth paste of mint leaves, pepper, ginger, garlic, 1 tablespoon oil and 1 tablespoon lemon juice.
  3. In a 4 quart pan, heat rest of the oil.
    When hot, add cumin seeds. Let it cook in oil for 20-30 seconds. Add cloves and cardamom seeds. Cook another 20 seconds. Add onion and sauté until onions are translucent
    Add mint paste and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Add salt for your taste.
    Add cooked rice and mix well. Cook for 2 more minutes.
    Serve with plain yogurt if desired.

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About Pudina rice – Mint Rice

Course/Dish: Rice Sides

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