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.
Looks really yummy and healthy too. Will certainly try this out sometime!
yay! so glad you liked it 🙂
This is a fav @ home 🙂 We all luv it too 🙂
I make this rice at the drop of the hat. So simple ! Infact have made it tonight as well 🙂
This one is sure to be loved by all. Coriander leaves is a personal fav too. 🙂
Munchkin's Mom says
oh nice! i make coriander rice as accompaniment to chicken curry etc- ghee, zeera, basmati rice and when its gets cooked add chopped coriander to the hot rice. The heat of the rice cooks the coriander just enough but still maintains the texture and freshness..
Umm Mymoonah says
Must be full of flavours with coriander, looks yummy. Thank you for linking with Any One Can Cook.
R's Mom says
Just wanted to say a quick thanks for the recipe..made it on Friday night when I was late from work and didnt even take me 10 minutes to do the stuff and put it in the cooker 🙂 thank u thank u thank u oh and it was definitely loved by R and her dad!
try out pal so easy and so yummy this one
loved it is more like it nags 🙂
this seems to the universal fav 🙂
I am sure I will make it like that too now
that method sounds nice too and with chicken curry let me try it out next time
pleasure was mine and thanks for visiting
So glad u all liked it R’s Mom
Life Begins says
And yess.s…i tried it too. YUMMMM..
I just added bit extra garlic 😉
Love all green things 🙂
Thanks a lot