Coriander rice is a famous pulao among-st Indian culture, however it is not given as much attention as more popular dishes such as vegetable pulaou or biryani. We think that this dish needs much more due respect as it is a simple dish which tastes amazing. This dish goes great with some simple salad, curry, and raita.
This also makes a great dish if you have some extra veggies lying around in the fridge that need to be used up such as beans, cauliflower, or broccoli. In this recipe we used potatoes and green peas, however you can basically use any vegetable you wish to use and that would go well with this.
This coriander indian rice recipe is gluten free and low fat
Ready? Let’s get started!
The first thing we want to do is get the basmati rice ready. Grab a large bowl and pour the rice into it and wash thoroughly with water. After washing the rice let it soak in fresh water for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes has passed drain out all the water and keep it aside.
While the rice is soaking in the above step we will prep all the other ingredients.
Take the green chilies, ginger chopped, 2 tablespoons grated coconut, garlic, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, and coriander leaves and the water to grind these ingredients into a smooth paste. Make sure to grind it till it becomes nice and smooth.
Now we want to grab a pressure cooker and add to it the black peppers, cloves, cinnamon, green cardamom, mace, and cloves, and the vegetable oil. What we want to do is heat all these ingredients and saute these spices until they start releasing their aroma. It shouldn’t take more than a few minutes to get the aroma our in fact less than a minute.
Add to this the sliced up onion and increase the heat to medium to stir and saute the onions until they become nice and gold. You want to stir the onions often so the color becomes even around all the onions.
Chop up the potato into nice small pieces, and add this into this pot with the green peas. At this stage you can add any vegetable you prefer as this is a very versatile Indian rice recipe.
Add in the drained rice and stir the rice into this properly with the vegetables, onions, and spices. Then immediately add in 1.5 cups of water and salt and stir this in. Check the taste of the stock if it is salty enough for your taste.
Now we will cover the pressure cooker for about 10 minutes on medium to high flame, it should blow the whistle twice. After this open the lid and fluff up the rice a bit and you are ready to serve!
This dish goes great with a side of raita, salad, or mango pickle. For those of you reading this recipe and also who are looking to get into Indian cuisine we highly highly recommenced you invest in a pressure cooker. IT will make your life alot easier and will save you loads of time. Many of our recipes utilize the use of pressure cookers.
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