Zucchini Herb Rice

Foodista Cookbook Entry

Category: Main Dishes | Blog URL: http://ruchikacooks.com/?p=434

This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.


cup Basmati Rice- 1
Mint leaves- one bunch
Cilantro leaves- one bunch
Green onions- couple of strands
tablespoon Lemon Juice- 1
Salt to taste
Bay leaf-1
Cardamom- 2 pods
teaspoon Black Pepper powder-½
teaspoon White pepper powder ¾
teaspoon Cumin seeds- 1
teaspoon Sunflower oil/Butter- 1
cup Water- 2


Wash and soak rice with water for 10 minutes.
Wash and peel the zucchini. Grate it in a cheese grater. Wash and rough chop mint leaves, cilantro and green onions.
Heat oil/butter in a pan and add bay leaf, cardamom and cumin seeds. Drain water from the rice. When cumin seeds splutter, add the drained rice to this and stir fry for 2-3 minutes.
In a rice cooker, add this rice, grated zucchini, mint leaves, cilantro leaves,green onions, salt, pepper powders and 2 cups of water and cook like normal rice.
If you are using pressure cooker, wait for 2 whistles. Let it cool and fluff up the rice with a fork. Add lemon juice and mix well. Serve hot with any gravies or a salad or raitha. I served it with kidney beans in a spicy tomato gravy (Rajma)




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Saturday, February 20, 2010 - 11:47am


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