Mint Rice Recipe : Refreshing Steamed Rice!

The Mint Rice Recipe is a refreshing and reviving a version of rice dish. The post filled with flavored mint rice spreads its aromatic fragrance all over the surrounding. The spicy and savory rice with the exhilarating flavors of the mint recipe is surely an escape to all day stress. You must have heard about mint refresher, mint chutney or dip but mint rice might be sounding weird. This wonderful rice recipe is a winner among all rice dishes due to the health benefits of mint and its strong flavors.

Mint Rice

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  • Recipe Category: Rice Dish
  • Cuisine: Indian

Description: The Mint Rice Recipe is a refreshing and reviving rice dish. It is quickly prepared at home with few handful of ingredients. Try to make now!

Mint Rice Recipe

Ingredients Required for Mint Rice Recipe:

  • Rice – 2 cups
  • Mint / Pudina – 1 cup
  • Green Chilies – 3 pieces
  • Ginger – 1 inch
  • Garlic – 8 cloves
  • Onion (chopped) – 1
  • Water – 3 cups
  • Bay leaf – 1 piece
  • Star anise – ¼ cup
  • Strand mace – 1
  • Cumin / Jeera – ½ tsp.
  • Cloves – 7 pieces
  • Cinnamon stick – 1 inch
  • Green Cardamoms – 2
  • Lemon Juice – 2 tbsp.
  • Oil – as required
  • Salt – as per taste

Note: You can use any other variety of rice which are short grain and must not be sticky.

Method for Making Mint Rice Recipe:

  • Take Rice and wash them properly. Soak them for 30 minutes.
  • Now take mint, coriander, chilies, ginger, garlic, onion and grind them without adding water.
  • Take a pan and add oil to it.
  • Add Jeera, star anise, bay leaf, strand mace, cloves and cinnamon stick and sauté them.
  • Add the paste and fry it for 2 minutes
  • Add water to the pan and mix it well.
  • Add salt and mix it as well
  • Now add the soaked rice and cook it until it gets done by covering the pan with the lid.
  • As the water gets evaporated, open the lid and mix everything well.
  • Sprinkle lemon juice and mix it.
  • Serve it HOT!

Note: The rice grains cooks nicely if you have properly soaked rice in water.

Additional Information:

  • Calories: 451 calories
  • Total Time: PT30M
  • Serves: 3
  • Date Published:

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This rice can be packed and stored for the lazy days. There is no hustle in its preparation like other biryani or pulao. It’s simple to gather and mix ingredients with a sprinkle of necessary herbs and condiments. It has shiny a glazy texture which makes you stare jaw dropping. The ingredients which contribute in the making of this graceful green colored rice are simple and easily available.

The combination of coriander leaves blends well with the mint leaves. The sprinkling of whole spices and spice powders raises the zing of the rice dish. Whereas green chilies, onions, garlic, ginger, cloves, cardamoms add to the spicy flavors of the spice. Squeezing little lemon juice perks the tartness of rice. You can be flexible with an addition of various veggies and herbs as per your taste palates. To make it healthier, use less ghee and more nutrients containing green fresh vegetables.

The delicious and delectable rice can be prepared in the pressure cooker or can be cooked in the pan. Whichever method you choose, the final result will be extremely yummy and flavorful green rice. Try making the mint rice once and it would become part of your regular meal. You can eat it plain or pair it with mild or spicy curd Raita. It goes well with Punjabi curries or Punjabi kofta sabzi as well.


  • You can make it in the cooker as well, but it will taste better if you make it in a pan.
  • The seasoning ingredients are optional.
  • Use Ghee instead of Oil if you wish. It also tastes delicious.
  • The measurements denote that 3 tsp. is equivalent to 1 tbsp.


  • Tastes well with simple Curd or onion Raita.
  • You can eat it with potato korma too.
  • Garnish with mint and coriander leaves.

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