Thursday, April 23, 2009

Mixed Greens Rice- Healthy, Tasty Rice dish!!!

We make different types of rice like Fried rice, Vegetable Pulao, Tomato Rice, Mint rice, Coconut rice, Jeera rice and a whole list of other varieties.Variety is the spice of life, So,why not spice up our everyday montonous menu of Rice into a Variety tasty, recipe and colorful to enjoy it. I have come across this new recipe and couldn't wait to share it with all of you.

-4 Varieties of Green leafy vegetables of your choice (Palak, Methi, Mint, etc)
-2 Cups Basmati Rice or Sona Masuri rice.
-2Cups of coconut milk
-1 spoon ginger-garlic-green chilli paste
-1 bunch Spring Onions
-1/2 tb spoon Garam masala

Dry Spices : For good smell and enhances taste.
-3 Ealichi
-3 Cloves
-3 Cinammon Sticks
-2 Black Chakra Phool ( a star shaped, great smelling spice)
-3 Bay leaves

Garnish ( Optional)
5-10 Cashew Nuts ( Deep fry them in Oil or Ghee)
Onions-Cut in Round shape

Green Chillies

1.) Wash and Soak rice in warm water for 3o mts.
2.) Chop all the greens and set them aside.
3.) In a thick pan, add some Oil or Ghee. Allow it to heat for a minute.

4.) Fry dry spices, spring onions, garlic-ginger-green chilli paste.
5.) Later add the chopped green leafy vegetables

6.) Add salt, garam masala and fry rice in this mixture for a few minutes.

7.) Now add coconut milk, and water. Ratio for adding water is 1:2 (For 1 cup of rice add two cups of water).
8.) Let the whole mixture cook well in a electric rice cooker or pan.

9.) Garnish the rice with fried cashew nuts and you can decorate it with Onions, carrots to make it look more appealing.

Tip: For the rice to cook well in the rice cooker, oil or butter it prior to adding the rice.

Time to Prepare: 20 Minutes (Including time to cook)
Serves: 4-6 People


Srinu said...

Looks great! Never mixed coconut milk with greens..will definitely try it out!

KoolKap said...

I will deff try it as my hubby hates green vegg.. good idea to make him eat.. :-)

Hima said...

Hey Kool Kap......wish I could know your real name. Please, do try and let me know how and your husband liked it.

Jyothi said...

Hi Hima,

Tried this greens pulao yesterday and it came out superb. My husband loved it..

Hima said...

Hey Jyothi.......Glad to know that you tried it and your hubby loved it. Thanks for leaving the comment!!