Minty Rice (Pudine Wale Chawal)

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Garnish this colorful dish with fresh grated coconut. Delicious with lamb, fish, and seafood.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 25 minutesTotal: 50 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 serrano green chilies, seeded and minced
  • 1 small red onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • Table salt, to taste
  • ¼ cup minced mint
  • ½ cup plain yogurt, whipped
  • 1¾ cups water

Directions

  • Rinse the rice at least 3 to 4 times with water. Drain and set aside.
  • In a deep pan, heat the vegetable oil. Add the green chilies and onions; sauté for 3 to 5 minutes or until the onions are soft.
  • Add the salt and the mint; sauté for 1 minute. Add the yogurt and mix well; cook for about 2 minutes.
  • Add the rice and mix well; sauté for about 2 minutes.
  • Add the water and stir for 1 minute. Bring the water to a boil, then reduce the heat. Loosely cover with a lid and cook for about 12 to 15 minutes or until most of the water has evaporated. You will see small craters forming on top of the rice.
  • Cover tightly and reduce the heat to the lowest setting; simmer for another 5 to 6 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for about 5 minutes. Serve hot. Fluff with a fork before serving.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 serrano green chilies, seeded and minced
  • 1 small red onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • Table salt, to taste
  • ¼ cup minced mint
  • ½ cup plain yogurt, whipped
  • 1¾ cups water

Directions

  • Rinse the rice at least 3 to 4 times with water. Drain and set aside.
  • In a deep pan, heat the vegetable oil. Add the green chilies and onions; sauté for 3 to 5 minutes or until the onions are soft.
  • Add the salt and the mint; sauté for 1 minute. Add the yogurt and mix well; cook for about 2 minutes.
  • Add the rice and mix well; sauté for about 2 minutes.
  • Add the water and stir for 1 minute. Bring the water to a boil, then reduce the heat. Loosely cover with a lid and cook for about 12 to 15 minutes or until most of the water has evaporated. You will see small craters forming on top of the rice.
  • Cover tightly and reduce the heat to the lowest setting; simmer for another 5 to 6 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for about 5 minutes. Serve hot. Fluff with a fork before serving.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories250
Total Fat7g
Saturated Fat1g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium310mg
Total Carbohydrate40g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars3g
Protein5g