Saturday, 11 May 2013

Flavoured Rice

One of my colleagues used to stay in a PG during her bachelor days. She was a workaholic and never used to bother about food. But her PG owner was a caring lady. The PG owner always used to insist one must not goto bed in an empty stomach. My colleague, when she stays late in office used to call up and inform her PG owner that she would not be available for dinner and that she would manage a bite in office. But she would be so engrossed in work that she will forget her dinner. When she went home late in the night and the PG lady finds out that she has not had any dinner, she would be furious. The lady would immediately prepare this flavoured rice in a matter of 15 minutes and serve with some pickle it seems. My colleague used to relish the rice. And she shared with me the recipe of this rice.

The name flavoured rice was given by my colleague and I would like to maintain it.

Believe me its too quick to make and goes with any spicy side dish. This would be a great lunchbox idea.

Rice - 200 grams (1 cup)
fennel seeds - 2 grams
cloves - 2 nos
cinnamon - 1/2 inch stick
cardamom - 1
ghee - 1 tbsp
mint leaves - few
coriander leaves - few
garlic - 4 pods
ginger - a small piece
salt - to taste


  • Wash the rice and keep aside.
  • Grind the mint leaves, coriander leaves, ginger and garlic coarsely.
  • In a pressure cooker, pour ghee.
  • Add the cloves, cinnamon, cardamom and fennel seeds. Fry for about a minute.
  • Add the ground paste and fry until the raw smell disappears.
  • Add the rice and fry for about 2 minutes.
  • Add 2.5 cups of water and the required amount of salt. Mix well.
  • Pressure cook for about 2 whistles.

Flavoured rice is ready!!! I served this with egg curry, pickle and papads. We enjoyed this on a rainy night.

Linking this to nivedhan's WTML who is guest hosting for gayathris


  1. That's a nice flavorful sweet of the PG owner..

  2. That is yummy and also flavorful Rice. It is nice to know about PG owner.

  3. yes this is a 'flavoured rice'....good to know about your colleague,the PG owner and this superb dish....

  4. so flavorful and aromatic rice.... Thanks for sending this yummy recipe to my event.. Looking for more yummy recipes...

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