Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Nasi Pudina (Mint Rice)


Rice again? Yes please. Always and forever amazing for typical Malaysians like us. Rice, indeed is the love in my house (Kampung Fried Rice, Chinese Fried Rice & Dhal Rice). Fried rice of course is the easiest (Fish Ball Cabbage Fried Rice), we also, I vouch, can easily cook a rice dish in the rice cooker. Frankly speaking, I can't be bothered about cooking rice dishes on the stove or like how it is generally done in India, pressure cooker is also not famous in my kitchen. Why should I when rice cooker is for easy preasy way to a rice dish, and these days, rice cookers can do a lot more (Ghee Almond Rice & Pulao Rice). Right now, let me show you how to make this Nasi Pudina/Mint Rice, yes, get your rice cooker ready. Meanwhile, blend mint leaves with coconut milk, pour into rice cooker (yes, all of it, no need to strain), add washed rice and salt, gently stir and just allow rice cooker to do its job. That's it. See, I told you, rice cooker is my saviour, can we now clap to this refreshing, minty and creamy rice, which you can pair alongside anything, ranging from Spicy Crab Parathal, Lamb Kofta Curry, Prawn Yogurt Salad, Chilli Mutton, Indian Chicken Stew, Masala Tofu Beans, Cabbage Prawns, Fish Cutlet, Pan Fried Salmon, Chicken Tandoori, Ikan Masak BelacanCauliflower Curry, Green Peas Sambar, Carrot Cucumber Salad & Lemongrass Chilli Prawn.

Ingredients
2 cups white rice - wash and drain off excess water
1 small bunch mint leaves (about 1 cup)
1 cup coconut milk (can replace with cream or carton milk)
Salt to taste
2 cups water.

Method
Blend mint leaves with coconut milk till smooth.
Pour into rice cooker.
Add rice, water and salt.
Gently stir and cook. 
Once rice is cooked. gently fluff up with fork/chopsticks.
Optional: For the crunch, sprinkle some roasted peanuts before serving.
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22 comments:

  1. This is quick, easy and flavorful!! Definitely deserves a try!!

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  2. Very easy and beautiful clicks :)

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  3. Hmmm yum yum Rice <3
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  4. Mint rice? did not know that such a dish can be created! Wonderful!

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  5. very very lovely and flavorful rice...

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  6. Love this less spicy version.. Easy and flavorful rice bowl..

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  7. Rice looks really great. I love that flavor of mint.kinda add them to most of the flavored rice I cook :)

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  8. I don't like reading too long posts if they are not regarding food. You know I love rice and green color foods. This looks superb with a minty taste. I will remeber to make this in spring or summer.

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  9. simple and quick..lovely colour !

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  10. Your pictures are enough to convey the beauty of the dish. Even the consistency of the rice is perfect. I love mint and this is such a wonderful way of using it!

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  11. Looks so tempting.. Love to have it.

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  12. I have plenty of mint in my garden :)

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  13. I love rice but neven thought use mint in it,sound flavorful,I must try ;)

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  14. Pudhina rice is perfectly made, love the rice texture

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  15. Mint & coconut milk with rice sounds like a great idea, this is a must try! Love your pics :)

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  16. Simple recipe and sounds delicious :)

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  17. Ahhhh, love the mint flavour in rice, have had palak rice, but never tried with mint. Great post

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  18. love this flavourful and yummy rice...

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  19. It contain coconut milk yum sound delish.

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  20. I love this...loving your version so much

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  21. Thanks Navneetham.....nice colour...love mint

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