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Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Pudina Corn Rice ~ Under 10 minutes Lunch box Recipe

Looking for some quick rice recipes for lunch box ? 
Here is one simple quick fix and flavourful rice recipe with fresh mint leaves and corn kernels. The mint leaves adds the flavour and corn kernels adds the sweet balance in the rice. This rice is very mildly spiced, as my kids don't love spicy one pot meals. You can always alter the number of green chillies as per tolerance. The yogurt adds the sourness and creaminess to the rice, and there are very few basic spices that you can put together to make this quickest one pot meal. Try and enjoy !!


Preparation time~ 10 minutes
Cooking time ~ 10 minutes
Serves ~ 3
Author ~ Julie
Ingredients
to cook rice
basmati rice 1 cup
water 1 + 3/4 cup
salt 1/2 tsp

to cook pudina rice
mint leaves (pudina) 1 small bunch
ginger 1/2' piece
garlic 3–4 cloves
green chilli 1
yogurt 2-3 tbsp
cashews 2 tbsp
onion 1 finely chopped
corn kernels 1/2 cup
garam masala 1/4 tsp
whole spices - cinnamon 1/2' piece, cloves 3, cardamom 2, bay leaf 1
veg oil 3 tbsp




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Method
  • Wash and soak the rice for 20 minutes. Boil water(3 cups) in a pan and add salt. Add rice when water starts boiling. Cook till done, switch off and keep covered till use. If you have cooked rice ready at hand, omit this step. I showed the step of making rice to share the amount of cooked rice needed for this recipe, which you can modify as per your need.
  • Heat a pan and add oil. Add the cumin seeds to sizzle, add the whole spices. Saut√© a minute and add the cashews, fry lightly. Slide in the chopped onions. Add the ground paste and cook covered for 1.5 minutes, or till oil separates.
  • Then add corn kernels and give a quick mix. Add salt and give a quick toss. Cook covered on low flame for 3–4 minutes, or until cooked. 
  • Finally, slide in the cooked rice. Mix gently and cook simmered for 2 minutes for the flavours to infuse. Mix and serve warm.
NOTES
* I have used homemade garam masala, the link is here.
* The yogurt can be replaced with lemon juice, but I feel yogurt adds to the creaminess and prevents the rice from drying out when packed in a lunch box.
* Alter the number of green chillies as per tolerance.



1 comment:

Angie's Recipes said... Best Blogger Tips

that looks really fluffy! love the idea of using mint leaves in it.