10 Delicious Pudina Rice Recipes You Should Try July 1, 2016

Have you ever tried Pudina rice? If you did, you definitely would love it for its scrumptious taste and healthy ingredients! It is also great because you can add different ingredients to make your signature dish that everyone is sure to love! It is a versatile rice dish that goes with many accompaniments including curries, salads, simple vegetarian dishes, etc.

To make a yummy pudina rice dish, you do not have to buy too many ingredients, unless you want to make it a little fancy for a lunch or dinner party. It is also a fantastic rice dish to cook as it does not take too much of your time!

All said and done, how about trying out some unbelievably delicious pudina rice recipes? That would be great, wouldn’t it? Then delay no more and go ahead with the post!

Let’s have a look at the 10 delicious Pudina rice recipes:

1. Peppery Flavoured Mint Rice:

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Peppery flavoured mint rice is a delicious pudina rice recipe which is easy to cook and yet impressive! It hardly takes 20 minutes to prepare this lip-smacking dish.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups long grained rice, washed and soaked for 1 hour.
  • ½ cup onions, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp. salt to add taste
  • 2 Tbsp. oil for cooking
  • 2Tbsp fresh mint leaves paste
  • Few drops of lemon juice

Method:

  1. Take a sauce pan with a heavy bottom and add oil to it.
  2. Add cumin seeds to it.
  3. Add sliced onions and sauté till the colour of onions turns brown.
  4. Add soaked rice and mint leaves paste and turn around for some time.
  5. Now add 3 cups of water to the rice.
  6. Allow the mixture to boil for few minutes and then sprinkle lemon drops onto it.
  7. Cover the pan and allow the rice to cook on low heat.
  8. After 10 minutes your rice should be ready to serve.

2. Mint Pulao Using Leftover Rice:

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Mint Pulao is an instant dish which can be made by using leftover rice. You can eat this pulao in breakfast or lunch with raita and papad.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup cooked Rice (leftover)
  • ½ cup mint leaves
  •  ½ cup chopped coriander leaves
  • ¼ tsp finely chopped ginger
  • 1/2tsp lemon juice
  • Peas 2 tbsp.
  • Grated fresh coconut
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 Cloves
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 Green Chilli finely chopped
  • 1 medium Onion sliced 1 tbsp
  •  Ghee
  • Fresh Mint Leaves
  • Roasted Cashew for garnishing

Method:

  1. Heat the ghee in a non-stick pan.
  2. Add bay leaf, cloves and sauté it for approx. ½ minute.
  3. Add chopped green chilli, sliced onion and sauté until onion changes to light brown colour.
  4. Add rice to this mixture.
  5. Now make a paste of mint leaves, coriander leaves, peas, lemon juice, garlic, ginger and grated fresh coconut in a mixer grinder. Mix it gently.
  6. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
  7. Add this pulao in a serving bowl and garnish it with mint leaves and roasted cashews.

3. Mint Rice With Capsicum:

Capsicum-rice

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Enjoy this yummy recipe with fried vegetables in it. It can be a favourite dish for your lunchbox.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1 cup mint leaves
  • 3 green chillies
  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • 8 Pearl Onions
  • ¼ cup diced Capsicum
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander leaves to garnish
  • ½ cup urad dal
  • 5 to 6 cashews

Method:

  1. First, heat the pan and add oil to it.
  2. Spread the cooked sona masoori or basmati rice and allow it to cool.
  3. Grind mint leaves, green chilli and some water in a grinder to form a fine paste.
  4. Add onions, capsicum, cashews and dal in the pan and stir fry for 2 minutes.
  5. Add cooked rice to the mixture and cover the pan.
  6. Add the mint paste and cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
  7. Add salt and your palatable mint rice with capsicum is ready.

4. Mint Pulao With Coconut Milk:

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Mint Pulao with coconut milk is a simple yet nutritious dish which has the flavours of mint and healthy coconut milk.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 3 sliced onions
  • 4 tsp coconut milk
  • Garam masala
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1 cup mint leaves
  • Peas
  • 2 green chillies
  • ¼ tsp ginger and garlic paste
  • 2 tsp oil
  • ½ tsp fennel seeds
  • 2 cloves
  • ½ cinnamon stick
  • 1 cardamom

Method:

  1. Wash and soak rice for half an hour.
  2. Make a paste of chillies and mint leaves in a grinder.
  3. Heat oil in a cooker and add onions, ginger garlic paste, peas, fennel seeds, cloves, cardamom and cinnamon stick to it.
  4. Sauté it for 1 or 2 minutes.
  5. Add the mint paste and fry it for some time.
  6. Add the basmati rice, coconut water and some water for cooking.
  7. Cook for 2 whistles. Turn the rice with a fork when pressure goes off without breaking the rice.

Serve it hot with boondi raita or pickle.

5. Pudina Rice With Paneer:

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Enjoy this long grain pudina rice with paneer which has a high nutritional value.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Basmati Rice
  • 2 Onions
  • 10 Paneer cubes (fry it in oil/ghee)
  • 1 tbsp. Oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Few lemon drops
  • 1 bunch of pudina
  • 3 Green chillies
  • 1 bit of Ginger 3
  •  cloves of garlic
  • 3 Cloves
  • ½ Cinnamon

Method:

  1. Wash and soak basmati rice in water for 20 minutes. Drain the water and cook rice in the pressure cooker. Add 2 cups of water to the raw rice while cooking it.
  2. Make a paste of pudina, green chillies, ginger and garlic in a grinder.
  3. Heat oil and add all the ingredients.
  4. Add onions and sauté till they turn brown.
  5. Add the green paste, lemon drops, salt and fry for few minutes.
  6. Add cooked rice and fried paneer cubes and mix them well.
  7. Serve it hot with any raita.

6. Mint Pulao With Soy Chunks:

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Mint pulao with soy chunks is the best option for a light dinner. You will love the aroma when it gets ready!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups basmati rice
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 cardamom
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tbsp. ginger garlic paste
  • 3 onions sliced
  • ¼ cup green peas
  • ¼ cup soy chunks
  • Few drops of lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. cashew nuts
  • 2 tbsp. ghee
  • Salt
  • Paste of 1 bunch of mint leaves
  • 4 chillies

Method:

  1. Add ghee in a heavy bottom pan and fry cashews in it.
  2. Add bay leaves, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, ginger-garlic paste, sliced onions and fry light.
  3. Add garam masala, mint paste and sauté it for 5 minutes.
  4. Add rice, peas and soy chunks and mix them well at low heat.
  5. Put the rice mixture into cooker, and then add water, lemon drops, salt and wait for 2 whistles.
  6. After the pressure is released, open the lid and mix the rice lightly and serve it.

7.  Aloo Pudina Rice:

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Aloo pudina rice is a very simple rice recipe that you can prepare on days when you are busy. You will surely relish this hot mint pulao with the whole family.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 bunch pudina
  • 1 boiled potato
  • 2 onions
  • ¼ cup green peas
  • 3 Green chillies
  • ½ tbsp cumin seeds
  • Bay leaf
  • Bunch of Coriander leaves
  • Salt ¼ tbsp.
  • Garam masala
  • 2 tbsp oil

Method:

  1. Cook rice separately, add salt to it and keep it aside.
  2. Peel boiled potato into 1 inch slices.
  3. Make a paste of mint leaves, chillies, coriander leaves and salt in grinder.
  4. Take a sauce pan, add oil, heat it and add cumin seeds and wait until they splutter.
  5. Add bay leaf, chopped onions and sauté them for few minutes.
  6. Now add mint paste, mix it well and then add potato, peas and cook for sometime.
  7. Add garam masala to this gravy and mix well. Add the cooked rice and stir it well gently at low flame with closed lid for few minutes.

8. Tomato Pudina Rice:

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This recipe for pudina rice presents a blend of sour tomato and peppery pudina. Enjoy it!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup raw rice
  • 2 Tomatoes
  • 2 Onions
  • 1 tsp Garam masala
  • 2 Green chillies
  • ½ bunch Pudina
  • 1 tsp Ginger garlic paste
  • ½ tsp fennel seeds
  • Small piece of Cinnamon
  • 1 Clove
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 Cardamom
  • ¼ tsp Chilli powder
  • Salt Ghee or oil as needed

Method:

  1. Soak rice in water for about 30 minutes, drain the water and set it aside.
  2. Make a paste of tomato in grinder.
  3. Cut onion and chillies in slices.
  4. Fry rice in a pan with a little oil and keep it aside.
  5. Heat oil in a pressure cooker.
  6. Add cinnamon, cardamom, fennel seeds, onion and bay leaf. Fry for a few minutes.
  7. Add ginger garlic paste, chopped pudina, tomato paste, garam masala, salt and chilli powder and fry for some time.
  8. Now add rice, water and cover the pressure cooker and wait for 2 whistles. Turn off the stove, then release the pressure and your dish is ready.

9. Pudina Rice With Mushroom:

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Pudina rice with mushroom is a healthy dish for your lunch.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup raw rice
  • 4 mushrooms chopped and fried
  • 2 Onions
  • 2 Green chillies
  • 1/2 bunch Pudina
  •  1 tsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 Cardamom
  • Salt
  • Ghee or oil as needed

Method:

  1. Take a pan and add oil in it.
  2. Add cardamom, onion and bay leaf. Fry for few minutes.
  3. Add ginger garlic paste, chopped pudina, mushrooms, salt, chillies and fry for some time.
  4. Now add rice and water, cover the pan and wait for 15 to 20 minutes. Turn off the stove, and your dish is ready.

10. Pudina Rice With Brown Rice:

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Enjoy the delicious brown rice with mint flavour!

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup brown basmati rice
  • onion sliced
  • ¼ cup green peas
  • Salt as needed
  • A pinch of turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp. ghee or cooking oil
  • ½ cup mint leaves
  • 3 red chillies
  • A piece ginger chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tbsp. Urad dal
  • ½ cup Tamarind-pulp

Method:

  1. Heat the oil in a pan. Add the red chillies and ginger.
  2. Add the garlic and urad dhal.
  3. Add the mint leaves.
  4. Blend the above mixture with the tamarind extract and salt.
  5. Soak in 1 cup of rice in water for about 45 minutes.
  6. Drain the water and spread on a cloth for a few minutes.
  7. Take a non-stick vessel and add onions, turmeric powder and sauté the onions.
  8. Add water, boil it and then add peas, lower the flame and cover the pan.
  9. Add the mint sauce and cook it for few minutes.

Mint, or pudina has many health benefits, which is why this dish should definitely be a part of your diet!

Pudina rice is easy to make and no matter what time of the day you serve it, it always tastes great. You can make this dish with a wide range of ingredients, so that you never get bored of eating it. With a little bit of creativity and time, you can make this already-delicious dish taste different and look appetizing. So, go ahead and start experimenting with pudina rice by adding new ingredients to it! You can check out more pudina rice recipe videos online.

Do you know of any other pudina rice recipes? Share with us in the comments section below!

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