Saturday, November 3, 2007

Green Rice - All things green!

For dinner, I wanted to make something quick & different from the usual fare! As I was staring at my freezer, I wondered why not something with peas, lima beans & Indian beans..... so I had decided on rice with all these ingredients and thought some coriander paste would add some color & flavour! Thus emerged this green rice and the result was one tasty rice! Check this out!
2 cups Indian beans, Lima beans & Peas
1 medium onion, roughly chopped
2 ½ cups rice – wash & set aside (I use the regular rice cup from electric rice cooker)
6 cups water to cook rice (less or more as per your preference)
coriander & green chillie paste (make a paste of 1 small bunch coriander leaves & 8 green chillies)
salt, turmeric, pulav masala powder – to taste
2 tbsp each of butter & oil
For seasoning : 4 cloves (lavang), ¼ tsp cumin seeds, 4 garlic cloves-minced, 8 curry leaves
  • Start the electric rice cooker on ‘Cooking’ and heat butter & oil
  • Add the seasoning ingredients and chopped onion. Fry onion until translucent
  • Add beans & peas, salt, cover and cook for 5 minutes
  • Add washed rice, turmeric, pulav masala powder, coriander & green chillie paste. Mix well.
  • Add water, adjust salt, cover & cook until done

Note : Mint would be good too, instead of coriander or both together would be perfect!

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