Mint flavored Rice

Nothing is more refreshing than a fresh sprigs of mint leaves.  Have it in the lemonade or any dessert, it just enhances the flavor. The same applies for this comforting (one-pot meal again).   This dish has all the winning points- easy to make and is also tantalizing to your taste buds.


  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 medium tomatoes
  • 1 onion (cut into fine long slices)
  • 2-3 sprigs fresh mint
  • 2-3 green chili
  • Cilantro




  • Cooking rice:    Combine the rice (1 cup), water (1 1/2 cups), and a pinch of salt in a medium pot. Bring to a boil over high heat.   Once the water is boiling, turn the heat to low as possible and simmer till the rice is done.   Move to a cold surface, spread over a platter and let cool (the idea is to have every grain separate).
  • Heat 2 tbsps of oil.  Once hot, add mustard seeds and let them pop (optional).
  • Add onion and fry till golden.  Remove them with a slotted spoon and set aside
  • Puree, chilis, tomato and mint. Add salt.
  • Heat 2 Tsps of oil in the same pan and add in the tomato-mint puree.  Fry till oil starts leaving sides.
  • Lower the heat, add in cooked rice and mix gently.
  • Remove from heat.  Mix in the fried onion and fluff with fork.
  • Garnish with coriander and serve with spiced yogurt or papadam



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