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Sunday, March 04, 2012

Minty Jeera Rice | Minty -Cumin Rice | Jeera Rice

Kick starting off to my event,I thought to prepare this flavorful rice.Jeera rice is one of the flavorful rice which I like a lot.It is an excellent lunch box idea and when you add mint leaves to it,it becomes double aromatic.It can be served with a variety of dishes.It is a quick fix item and for me it is a mini biriyani,as my kids have not yet started understanding what is biriyani all about ;for them anything other than plain rice is biriyani (How good,Ryt?:) I know this can't be done long and they love anything other than plain rice a lot like ghee rice ,tomato rice,lemon rice and so on.Enjoy the simple flavorful Minty Jeera rice!!

basmati rice 1 cup
green chilli 2-3 chopped
coriander leaves 2-3 sprigs
mint leaves 4-5 sprigs chopped
cumin seeds 1 tsp
cumin powder 1/2 tsp(optional)
cashew nuts 1tbsp (optional)
water 2 cups
oil/ghee 1 tbsp

  • Wash and soak the basmati rice in water for 15-20 minutes.
  • Heat oil/ghee(more flavor) in a pan and splutter cumin seeds.Fry the cashew nuts and keep aside.Add the green chilli,mint leaves,coriander leaves & cumin powder.Fry for a minute on medium flame.
  • Add the rice and fry until fragrant.Add the 2 cups of boiling water and salt.Cook covered on medium flame until the water evaporates and rice is cooked.Add the fried cashews on top.
IF USING COOKER METHOD- Saute the same steps in the cooker itself and then add 1.5 cups of boiling water with salt. Cook till one whistle. Wait till the pressure is released.
  • Flavorful minty jeera rice is ready to serve !!

SERVINGS ~ 2 adults

*You can omit the cumin powder if you don't wish the strong fragrance of cumin.( I like the flavor so add this to it.)
*I served it with onion -tomato raitha,fish fry and papad.You can choose your own side dishes
* Adding cashew nuts is optional or you may use peanuts too.
* You can add few fried onions for garnish too.

Sending this to EP Series-Cilantro & Cumin ,Holi Hai,, Spotlight :Colorful HoliHoli ,I'm The star


Ramya said... Best Blogger Tips

nice flavourful rice..loved the fish fry on the side too ;-)

Faseela said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy rice....I wanted to link the entries to the event, but not yet prepared with ur spices....Anyway i will not leave....will prepare it soon...Anyway let me dig in my archive posts,there will be something... said... Best Blogger Tips

super combo n plate is like just inviting me.....

sojo said... Best Blogger Tips

love this as it is so easy to prepare.. even I make it this way sometimes and other times, in a very different way.... so versatile... ur pic is awesome...

Surabhi said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfect combo of ur spices..
Thanks linking it to Holi Hai :)

divyagcp said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice simple dish.. Looks very tasty..

Asiya Omar said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice click,presentation superb.Looks delicious.

Az said... Best Blogger Tips

I love your version. Normally they come out green.. your rice kept the original color... love it.

Rita said... Best Blogger Tips

Love this original way of serving rice and it looks fantastic. You always have tasty recipes.

Sangeetha M said... Best Blogger Tips

very flavorful and delicious pulao...platter looks more inviting!!
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Sobha Shyam said... Best Blogger Tips

very flavourful and delicious rice..looks yum..

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San said... Best Blogger Tips

Simple and a flovrful rice that works wonder at any time. Presentation is so welcoming.

Balvinder said... Best Blogger Tips

Loves this everyday family rice dish.I would love to participate in your herb and spice event. Julie I have a giveaway open to all, so do participate.

Torviewtoronto said... Best Blogger Tips

beautifully presented Julie
will send to your event soon

Torviewtoronto said... Best Blogger Tips

beautifully presented Julie
will send to your event soon

Amina Creations said... Best Blogger Tips

delicious and flavourful rice... yummy..

Kaveri Venkatesh said... Best Blogger Tips

A very delicious and flavorful rice.. I love the flavour of mint leaves in rice.

Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

Love this simple and very flavorful rice..

cookingvarieties said... Best Blogger Tips

hi julie, another flavored rice. i simply love flavored rice, they are so delicious.. appetizer for me.
i will look into your event ok
have a nice day

Sensible Vegetarian said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks so delicious Julie
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Rosh said... Best Blogger Tips

Very flavorful I'm sure!

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Ganga Sreekanth said... Best Blogger Tips

healthy and delicious

Amila said... Best Blogger Tips

look so delicious rice...
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cindyrina said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie, mmm...look good for lunch during cold time.

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Very flavorful yummy rice. Thanks for linking my event.

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Jeyashris Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

very flavorful rice

priya said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi julie,

Thx a ton for visiting my blog...U were a wonderful space...Happy to follow u too!
Do keep in touch

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Love jeera rice always..will definitely try with mint..lovely and simple dish.

Archana said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the rice. I love the way you guys manage to make the rice in a lovely bowl. I find it difficult especially with pulao. said... Best Blogger Tips

U have ana ward in my space.accept is the link.......Thank u......

Teena said... Best Blogger Tips

What a healthy rice!! Perfect for your event :) Your snap made me hungry ;)

Rasi said... Best Blogger Tips

I can imagine the aroma of cumin & mint :)..u have minted the whit color of the dish too.. wow! thanks for linking it to my event :)

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MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said... Best Blogger Tips

Very Yumm n Flavorful Combo Cumin Rice. Luv it with those Fish Fries. Delicious n Thank U for Ur GFC help /

Achu's Amma's Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

perfect for ur spice events....nice combo dear..inviting dish with fish fry

preeti garg said... Best Blogger Tips

Awesome.... thanks for linking this recipe with my events

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JishasKitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

that's one inviting and perfect rice..delicious!!!