pudina rice – mint rice

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By Marsha Gardner
from Florala, AL

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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serves 4

Ingredients For pudina rice – mint rice

  • 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
    water
  • kosher salt to taste
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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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