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
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


1Rinse/wash basmati rice until the water is clear.
Cook rice in a 3 cup water ( or according to package direction), set aside.
2Make a smooth paste of mint leaves, pepper, ginger, garlic, 1 tablespoon oil and 1 tablespoon lemon juice.
3In 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.
4Add salt for your taste.
Add cooked rice and mix well. Cook for 2 more minutes.
Serve with plain yogurt if desired.

About Pudina rice – Mint Rice

Course/Dish: Rice Sides