X

coriander rice recipe, how to make coriander rice | cilantro rice recipe

coriander rice recipe with step by step pics – one pot and easy cilantro rice recipe.

sharing another of those recipes that are a part of my everyday cooking. i make pulaos and rice based dishes often as they are easy to put together and cook quickly in a pressure cooker. i just need to pair a raita or a salad with the pulao. so kind of easy and also rice recipes go well in the tiffin box.

this coriander rice recipe can also be made in a thick bottomed pot or pan. i have mentioned the pointers in the notes section of the recipe card below.

usually in coriander rice, i also add the spare veggies from the fridge, like one carrot or a couple of beans or a quarter of cauliflower or broccoli. here, i added some potatoes and green peas. though you can add any veggie and even skip if you want.

serve coriander rice with a side raita or salad. you can also have a mango pickle or lemon pickle by the side with a few roasted papads.

if you are looking for more rice recipes then do check veg pulao, veg biryani, pongal, veg fried rice, jeera rice, veg biryani in pressure cooker and schezwan fried rice recipe.

coriander rice recipe card below:

4.64 from 11 votes
print
coriander rice recipe | cilantro rice recipe
prep time
30 mins
cook time
15 mins
total time
45 mins
 

coriander rice recipe - aromatic and spiced rice made with fresh coriander, spices and veggies.

course: main
cuisine: Indian
servings: 2 to 3
author: dassana
ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)
main ingredients for coriander rice:
  • 1 cup basmati rice, rinsed and soaked in water for 30 minutes
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tej patta (indian bay leaf)
  • 2 to 3 cloves (lavang)
  • 4 to 5 black peppers (sabut kali mirch)
  • ½ inch cinnamon (dalchini)
  • 2 green cardamoms (hari elaichi or choti elaichi)
  • 1 or 2 single strands of mace (javitri)
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced or 1/3 cup thinly sliced onions
  • 1 pinch turmeric powder (haldi)
  • 1 medium potato, peeled and chopped
  • 1/3 cup green peas (matar) - fresh or frozen
  • 1.5 cups water
  • salt as required
for the coriander paste:
  • ½ cup chopped coriander leaves (dhania patta)
  • 2 to 3 green chilies (hari mirch) - chopped
  • ½ inch ginger (adrak) - chopped
  • 2 tablespoon unsweetened desiccated coconut or 2 tablespoon grated coconut
  • 3 to 4 medium garlic (lahsun) - chopped
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
  • ½ teaspoon fennel seeds (saunf)
  • 2 to 3 tablespoon water for grinding
how to make recipe
prepping rice:
  1. rinse and then soak rice in water for 30 minutes. 

  2. then drain the water and keep the rice aside. prep the other ingredients when the rice is soaking.

making coriander paste:
  1. take 1/2 cup chopped coriander leaves, 2 to 3 green chilies (chopped), 1/2 inch ginger (chopped), 2 tbsp unsweetened desiccated coconut (or 2 tbsp grated coconut), 3 to 4 medium garlic (chopped), 1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera) and 1/2 tsp fennel seeds/saunf in a small grinder or chutney grinder.

  2. add 2 to 3 tbsp water and grind to a smooth paste. keep this green paste aside.
making coriander rice recipe:
  1. heat 2 tbsp oil in a pressure cooker. 

  2. add the following whole spices - 2 to 3 cloves, 4 to 5 black peppers, 1/2 inch cinnamon, 2 green cardamoms and 1 or 2 single strands of mace. saute till the spices become fragrant. takes few seconds.

  3. add 1/3 cup thinly sliced onions. on a low to medium flame, stir and saute the onions till they become golden. 

  4. keep on stirring often so that the onions have a uniform golden color and do not get burnt.

  5. lower the flame and add the ground coriander-spices paste. add a pinch turmeric powder. stir very well.
  6. add chopped 1 medium potato and 1/3 cup green peas. you can use any mix vegetables of your choice or even skip them. stir again.
  7. then add the drained rice. stir gently and saute the rice for a minute.
  8. add 1.5 cups water and salt. stir again. taste the stock and it should feel a bit salty.
  9. cover and pressure cook coriander rice for 2 whistles or for 9 to 10 minutes on a medium to high flame.

  10. when the pressure settles down on its own, remove the lid and gently fluff the coriander rice.
  11. serve coriander rice with a side raita or salad or a pickle.
recipe notes
  • the entire coriander rice recipe can also be made in a pot or pan. add 2 cups of water if cooking in a pot. cover tightly and cook the rice grains till done. do check while the rice is cooking and if required, you can add more water.


step by step cilantro rice or coriander rice recipe:

1. rinse and then soak rice in water for 30 minutes. then drain the water and keep the rice aside. prep the other ingredients when the rice is soaking.

2. take ½ cup chopped coriander leaves, 2 to 3 green chilies (chopped), ½ inch ginger (chopped), 2 tbsp unsweetened desiccated coconut or 2 tbsp grated coconut, 3 to 4 medium garlic (chopped), ½ tsp cumin seeds/jeera and ½ tsp fennel seeds/saunf in a small grinder or chutney grinder.

3. add 2 to 3 tbsp water and grind to a smooth paste. keep this green paste aside.

4. heat 2 tbsp oil in a pressure cooker. add the following whole spices – 2 to 3 cloves, 4 to 5 black peppers, ½ inch cinnamon, 2 green cardamoms and 1 or 2 single strands of mace. saute till the spices become fragrant. a few seconds.

5. add ⅓ cup thinly sliced onions.

6. on a low to medium flame, stir and saute the onions till they become golden. keep on stirring often so that the onions have a uniform golden color and do not get burnt.

7. lower the flame and add the ground coriander-spices paste.

8. add a pinch of turmeric powder.

9. stir very well.

10. add chopped 1 medium potato (chopped) and ⅓ cup green peas. you can use any mix vegetables of your choice or even skip them. stir again.

11. then add the drained rice. season with salt

12. stir gently and saute the rice for a minute.

13. add 1.5 cups water. stir again. taste the stock and it should feel a bit salty.

14. cover and pressure cook coriander rice for 2 whistles or for 9 to 10 minutes on a medium to high flame. when the pressure settles down on its own, remove the lid and gently fluff the coriander rice.

16. serve coriander rice with a side raita or salad or a pickle. while serving you can garnish with some chopped coriander leaves too.




SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL

Sharing is Caring!

This post was last modified on July 7, 2017, 11:35 am

    Categories Main CourseRice RecipesVegan Recipes