Charishma's Fresh Mint Flavoured Basmati Rice

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Recipe by Charishma_Ramchanda

This is just something I put together in the afternoon today as I had a few fresh mint leaves on hand and pre-soaked white Basmati rice. I had soaked the rice for 24 hours, which is not something I normally do, but I found that it tasted very good today and the flavour of mint was an extra bonus! I used Surti Kolam rice. You can try other brands of Basmati such as Kohinoor. Give this a go and you won't be disappointed :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat water in a pot on high flame.
  2. Once it starts bubbling, lower heat and add the drained rice and salt.
  3. Stir once and allow to cook.
  4. Once it comes half-way to a boil, add the mint leaves.
  5. Lower flame, partially cover with a lid and allow it to cook until almost three-fourth done.
  6. Uncover and drain in a colander(done to remove the starch).
  7. Transfer to a clean(and preferably warm) casserole or serving container.
  8. Otherwise, alternatively, transfer to a microwave-safe container and microwave for 3 minutes, uncovered.
  9. Fluff with a fork and serve immediately.
  10. We had this with black-eyed peas(posted separately with my name).
  11. Enjoy!

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