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Quick Mint Rice

Easy as well as Tasty Home Preparation

Recipe by christy gerald of Dubai, AE

very tasty rice -can be prepared quickly.

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

    • 2 cups Basmati Rice (Soaked and cooked well for 7-8 mins with needed water- 2½  cup and salt - to taste)
    • 1 bunch mint leaves - cleaned and cut
    • 1 chopped onion
    • 1" Ginger
    • 3 green chillies
    • 1 tsp fennel seeds
    • salt to taste
    • 2 tsp spring onions, chopped
    • 2 tsp green capsicum, chopped

    for tempering:

    • 2 tsp Ghee
    • 2 tsp Refined oil
    • 1 cinnamon stick - (crushed)
    • 2 green cardamoms (crushed)
    • 2 cloves (crushed)


    1. Grind together mint leaves- 1 bunch, ginger - 1 inch size,green chillies - 3 nos and fennel seeds-1 tsp to a smooth paste.
    2. Heat oil and ghee in a pan and saute cinnamon stick - 1 no(crushed),green cardamom - 2 no.s(crushed) and cloves - 2 no.s(crushed) for a min.
    3. Add the ginger-mint  paste and chopped onions and saute for 2-3 mins only.
    4. Add the chopped spring onions and chopped capsicum and saute for a min.
    5. Then add the cooked basmati rice and mix well for a min.then turn off the flame.
    6. Serve the mint rice hot with raita of your choice.


    Latha U

    I am my husband loved this rice i did not have green chillies so i added 1/2 tsp of red chili powder and i did not grind mint or ginger. I ground fennel seeds, cardamom, cinnamon stick, cloves into a fine powder and the dish turned out to be really really awesome. God bless you Christy for all the recipes all your recipes are great

    christy gerald

    christy gerald

    Hi hfshama!.Thanks a lot for giving ur feedback.U can try this Mint Rice with cumin seeds instead of fennel seeds(if u don't like the fennel flavour).U can try this rice without pasting the mint leaves(paste ginger,g.chillies and cumin or fennel seeds)-in this case add the soaked basmati rice and 2 1/2 cups water and pressure cook rice with spices along(not doing it separately and adding).


    very tasty christy. 1 more easy and quick type of rice to pack for lunch!

    christy gerald

    christy gerald

    Hi Sadiya!,Thank u so much.Note: Add 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste and the ground ginger-mint paste in step 3 after sauting the chopped onions-to make it taste better.


    iits good and just very easy to prepare .thanks christy

    christy gerald

    christy gerald

    Hi Mariya, thank you so much for trying the Mint rice .It is very esy to do also.

    Mariya chauhan

    Mariya chauhan

    hi! christy your mint rice is so tasty, i like so much

    christy gerald

    christy gerald

    Please note that the chopped Mint leaves should not exceed 2 to 2 1/2 cups.(you can add 1/2 tsp lime juice to the masala before adding the chopped spring onions and chopped capsicum but it is optional) You can fry 12 no.s of cashews(cut into pieces) first in the ghee-oil, before starting the dish and keep it aside. Add it to the done-Mint rice with 1tsp chopped mint leaves on top.

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