Coriander rice | Cilantro rice recipe is a simple, mildly spiced, flavorful rice made with fresh coriander leaves, whole spices and some vegetables. It can be served alone just as it is or with raita or any spicy curry of your choice. It can also be packed in lunchbox too.
INGREDIENTS ( 1 CUP = 250 ML )
1/2cupchopped carrot and beans
1ginger1 inch long
2tbspchopped coriander leaves
Preparing the rice
Soak the rice for 30 minutes. Then drain water and set aside.
Heat sufficient water by adding salt and oil.
Once water starts to boil add rice and cook until rice 90% done.
Strain water from rice. Then pour the rice on a plate to completely cools down.
Making coriander rice
Grind together all the ingredients written under grinding and make a paste. Set aside
Heat oil and ghee in a pan. Add bay leaf, cumin seeds, star anise, cloves, green cardamoms, cinnamon, and cashews together. Stir until you get a nice aroma.
Add chopped onion. Saute until the onion turns slightly golden.
Add the chopped carrots, and beans. Saute on medium flame for 2 minutes.
Now add salt and stir to mix. Cover the lid and cook for 2 minutes.
Once done, add the paste and saute until the masala dries out.
Add rice and a pinch of salt. Gently stir the rice to mix. Sprinkle a tbsp water. Then cover and cook for 2 minutes more.
Add chopped coriander leaves and gently mix. Then remove from flame and serve hot.