A really simple coriander rice which is perfect if you are out of vegetables in the house and are looking for an easy and quick dish!
I had bookmarked this recipe of Coriander rice to try some time ago.
As usual, the poor bookmark got hidden somewhere in my habit of bookmarking almost every other dish that I see on the blogs. So, day before yesterday, when I actually had very few vegetables at home but still didn’t want to go out to eat. I also didn’t want to eat the standard routine stuff. So, I thought about having a look at my bookmarked recipes and here I found this gem again. Easy and yummy and luckily I had loads of coriander at home.
Garlic is my latest obsession and from not eating garlic at all to putting in all almost all dishes, I have come a long way since my wedding. The simple spices and the delicious blend of garlic and coriander make this rice a super flavorful one. Isn’t it wonderful how the simplest of dishes sometimes have the most amazing of flavors?
And I swear it was yummy. There was this lovely flavor of dhaniya which I simply love. We had it with mix veg raita and it was a yum meal. I think this would be a great dish for a party buffet. Simple but still adds that little extra than the plain white rice. If you are bored with plain rice or jeera rice for a party, opt for this one. It is just so delicious.
I am sure it will taste awesome with some dal tadka or some bell pepper raita as well. So the next time you are having a potluck or a buffet or a party at home, do try adding this simple coriander rice to the menu.
Easiest and yummiest ever rice
- 1 cup rice Basamati (I think any rice would work)
- to taste salt
- 1/2 cup coriander leaves
- 1 onion small
- 2 or 3 green chillies depending on how spicy you want your rice
- 1 pod garlic
For the seasoning
- 1 tsp oil
- 1 tsp mustard seeds
- 1 tsp channa dal
- 1 tsp urad dal
- handful curry leaves
- coriander leaves extra for garnishing
- Cook the basamati rice just enough as you want to, I pressure cooked them with 1:1.5 times water for one whistle.
- Grind all the ingredients for the paste together.
- Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds to it, let it crackle.
- Add curry leaves, dry red chillis, urad dal and channa dal. Roast for 2 minutes till the dal turns slightly brown.
- Add the grinded mixture and cook for 2 minutes. Cool a little and add to the boiled rice.
- Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and bingo its ready to be eaten.