Saturday, November 3, 2012

Coriander Rice

Nope. Not the blended and looking really green Coriander Rice. Somehow, I don't know why, I don't or shall I say we in our house don't fancy that particular traditional Indian style coriander rice dish. No offence to anyone, just that we don't like it. We have tried, but its still a no. I actually prefer something more of a relaxed and easy, going with the flow coriander rice (Dhal Rice). A simplified manner of course (Jeera/Cumin Rice), and as always, yes, rice cooker is my saviour for a rice dish (Nasi Lemak Sambal Udang & Lemon Cashew Rice). For plain rice and even for this my version of Coriander Rice (Ghee Rice & Nasi Dagang). Of course, let me repeat myself again. Rice is always an all time favorite. Any which way (Malaysian Fried Rice) and for my Coriander Rice, as you may have already noted, its Basmati rice, coriander leaves, garlic, oil and salt. That's it. Cooked in a jiffy and for the lovely fresh scent of coriander leaves. 

1 ½ cups Basmati rice – wash and drain
1 small bunch of coriander leaves – shredded/chopped
10 garlic – chopped
3 tbsp oil 
Salt for taste
Water (as needed) 

Fry garlic in heated oil till light brown in colour.
Add rice and continue to fry for 3-4 mins.
Tip rice into rice cooker; add water and season with salt.
Once rice is cooked, combine in coriander leaves.
Fluff up before serving.


  1. It's one of the reasons I love serving rice as a can do just about anything with it and it always tastes fabulous. This looks delicious!

  2. Nava, this is very simple and delicious rice preparation. I am in for dig in.

  3. Ha there ms.nava from what i see on the pictures the food are definately taste decilicious and cause it look's tempting i'm drooling for it now.

    he...he wish can had it for lunch:D you had a happy sunday ahead!!!

  4. I'm showing this dish to my mum right now, the perfect incentive to eat more rice :)

    Choc Chip Uru

  5. Like u, I prefer Asian food too maybe due to our Asian roots. I use a lot of garlic in my cooking & this is nice & simple :) xoxo

  6. I've always loved garlic fried rice. Will try them out with soem coriander the next round. I love coriander too:D

  7. This simple yet aromatic rice recipe can be called as "Flavor Punch" - I love the simple idea of bringing that flavor which stands out by just using one spice, one aromatic leaf and of course the bridge between the 2, which is ever lovely Olive Oil.
    A perfect, stress free rice. I'm making this tomorrow. Once I'm done, I will move on to your Dhal Rice!!

  8. I love coriander rice and addition of garlic is making it out of the world. Delicious and very tempting. Love the combination of flavours. Gonna try it out soon. :)

  9. This is a very simple recipe, I will try it this week.

  10. Simple yet delicious rice.. Will taste great with mutton/chicken gravies

  11. Thats such an easy rice recipe, i am definitely trying it :) Tempting picture :)

  12. Love the recipe.....easy and quick!!!

  13. Very simple yet flavourful rice !!! A must try recipe !!!

  14. It looks very flavourful n in rice cooker too so easy to make


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