Showing posts with label Rice. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rice. Show all posts

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Coriander Peas Rice ~Microwave Method

I love rice dishes and I am always looking for different ways to flavour my rice. One of my recent favorite recipes is this coriander peas rice. The recipe requires very few ingredients, but believe me the aroma of fresh coriander is so pungent that, it is all that is required to make this rice flavoursome and delectable.

I prepare this rice usually on a weeknight when I am in a hurry to get a meal on the table after work. For these occasions I tend to use my microwave for cooking to speed up the cooking process and also having the convenience of being able to cook something else whilst one dish is cooking in the microwave. 

Microwaves have come along a long way, my microwave oven is a combination one that cooks, grills and bakes but the newer Microwaves in the UK by Panasonic offer the turbo steam technology that preserves the delicious flavour, vitamins and nutrients of food. This is on my wish list when my microwave needs replacing.

To make this rice dish in less than 20 minutes you can use a microwave , it can also be cooked on the stove top although the cooking time may differ.  This microwave method is a foolproof way to make rice for those people who struggle to get delicious fluffy rice.

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Coriander Peas Rice
Aromatic coriander flavoured rice cooked with sweet tender peas.
  • 80g Frozen peas
  • 1 Medium new potato cut into half and then thin slices
  • 180g Laila Basmati Rice
  • 400 ml Water
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 10 Coriander stalks
  • 2 Green chilli finely chopped (to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil
1. Wash the coriander and chop it roughly and add it to a pestle and mortar, add the green chilli and lemon juice and grind the coriander to a fine paste.(If you are feeling lazy you can do this in a blender)

2.Wash the rice and drain it. Add it to a large microwaveable bowl with a lid.Stir in the oil to coat the rice grains.3.Add the peas and potato slices, salt and two tablespoons of the coriander paste ( you can store any surplus in a jar in the fridge for later use) 4. Add 400 ml of water and stir all the ingredients. 5.Cover the bowl with the lid and place it in a microwave on high power for about 15 minutes to 18 minutes until all the water is absorbed and rice is cooked.6. Remove the bowl from the microwave and let the rice rest for 5 minutes after which open the lid and fluff up the rice with a fork.Transfer the rice to a serving dish and garnish with chopped coriander. You can serve the rice with any curry of your choice.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: Serves 2

This post is in collaboration with Panasonic.

Monday, 22 June 2015

Spinach Pilaf

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Spinach Pilaf
Long grains of basmati rice cooked with spinach, spring onion and tempered with cumin seeds.
  • 240g Cold boiled rice
  • 90g Baby spinach
  • 2 Spring Onions
  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 pinch Turmeric
  • 2 Red dried chilli
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds
1.Wash the spinach and chop it into very fine ribbons.2. Finely chop the spring onions both the white and the green parts.3. In a pan add the oil and wait for it to heat up.Once the oil is hot add the red chillies and cumin seeds and wait fro the cumin seeds to crackle and release flavour. 4. Add the spring onions and finely shredded spinach and saute for 2-3 minutes until the spinach wilts.5. Add the turmeric and salt to the spinach and mix well.6. Add the cold boiled rice to the pan and toss the rice and spinach mixture for 4-5 minutes on medium heat until all the rice grains are coated and flavoured with the spinach mixture.7. Transfer rice to a serving bowl.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: Serves 2

Submitting to:
Lets cook for DAD event by simplyfood
In my VEG BOX ~Onions event by citrusspice

Friday, 18 July 2014

Baby corn and Broccoli Rice-Chinese Style

Delicious Chinese style rice that is easy to make and perfect accompaniment to any curry.


240 g cold boiled rice
6 broccoli florets cut into smaller florets
8 baby corn cut into small  one cm rounds
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon soya sauce
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 green chilli cut into thin slices
1 red onion cut into thin slices
1 clove garlic cut finely chopped


1. In a wok add the oil and heat it up.
2. Add the onions and garlic and sauté for a minute.
3. Add the broccoli florets and baby corn and sauté for 3-4 minutes until the vegetables take on a little colour but are still crisp.
4. Add the salt, pepper, green chillies and soya sauce and stir fry for another 30 seconds.
5. Add the cooked rice and toss all the ingredients together until the rice is mixed with the vegetables and is warmed through.
Transfer to a serving place and serve hot.

Submitting to:
In my VEG BOX ~ Sweetcorn event by citrusspiceuk


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