Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Peanut Mint Rice

Fresh mints always have good smell and flavor, after last weeks rain our mint started to grow fast, last year in alternate weeks I use to make mint chutney and mint rice. If I try the same this year sure everyone will be bored, so started to experiment with mint. Before posting my experiments here comes my mint rice. This not my usual version changed a bit and added peanut and coconut. I love peanuts in rice it gives a unique taste for rice.


Basmati rice
1 cup
Bay leaves
Onion sliced lengthwise
½ cup
Unsalted roasted peanuts
¾ - 1 cup
1 Tbsp
2 tsp
To Grind:
Fresh mint leaves
4 cups
Cinnamon stick
1 piece (½ inch)
Fennel seeds
1 tsp
Coconut grated
2 Tbsp
Garlic pods
½ inch
Green chili



  1. Soak basmati rice for 10 – 20 minutes, drain the water add half portion of salt and cook with 1 ¾ cup of water.
  2. Once the rice is done allow it to cool and spread that in a mixing bowl or plate.
  3. Grind all the ingredients in the list with little water to smooth paste.
  4. Heat oil in pressure cooker; add the ground paste and saute for 2-3 minutes add enough salt and pressure cook by sprinkling a tablespoon of water.
  5. In a kadai, heat ghee saute bay leaves, peanuts and onion until onion turns soft now add the cooked mint mixture and saute for another 2-3 minutes.
  6. Turn off the stove and add cooked rice mix well until the mixture blends well. Serve with any raita or chips.

  • You can make rice and mixture before and mix them when you need.
  • If you need more hot and spicy add chili powder and garam masala when sautéing onion and peanuts.
  • If you need add more salt, add while mixing the rice in final stage.
  • The given ratio is for one cup rice, always make more mint mixture and preserve some in hand if you need them you can add any time and mix with rice.

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Wow a Keeper Recipe :)

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Sangeetha Nambi said...

Flavored rice...

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said...

yummy flavorful rice dear...

Priya Srinivasan said...

Lovely Color and Flavorful Rice!!!

Priya Suresh said...

Thanks Manju for sending this beautiful and super flavourful nutty rice to CWS.