Thursday, March 22, 2012

Cilantro-Okra Rice



Ingredients
Basmathi Rice: 1 cup
Coriander leaves: 1 bunch
Garlic cloves: 3 pods
Ginger: ½” piece
Onion: 1 small
Curry leaves: 2 strings
Cardamom: 4
Cloves: 2
Cinnamon stick 1”: 2
Lemon Juice: ½ lemon
Olive Oil: 3tbsp
Water: 1 ¾ cups
Okra/Ladys finger: 8
Sat: needed
Method of Preparation
Wash and soak rice for 15 minutes.
In a blender add coriander leaves, curry leaves, garlic and ginger and grind to a smooth paste.
Heat 2tbsp oil in a pan, add cloves, cinnamon and cardamom. Stir and add thinly sliced onion.
When it slightly browns, add water and cilantro paste.
Add lemon juice and salt.
When the water boils add soaked and drained rice. Close with a lid.
Low the flame when it boils after adding rice
Stir occasionally. Switch off the flame when rice is done.
Meanwhile the rice is cooking, wash and chop the ladys finger.
Heat 1tbsp oil in a wide nonstick pan and stir fry the okra in medium flame till done. It takes almost 15-20 minutes to get the okra done.
Add this to the cooked rice.
Note:
1.     The okra fry should be added soon after the flame is switched off. Stir and close the lid.
2.     You can replace butter instead of olive oil.


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Linking to GIMME GREEN EVENT at Rosh’s space


29 comments:

Treat and Trick said...

Healthy combo and looks delicious!

SChee said...

veryyy interesting...had never imagined that okra can work with rice as well..:)

Anu said...

Healthy rice and different one with okra.

kanan said...

this is a new combo. looks fantastic

Namitha said...

Flavorful rice preparation ! Love it,though I never tried adding okra in it

Gloria said...

I love cilantro!! look delicious!

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maha said...

u r always with new recipes.....loves u..this looks really yumm
Maha

Sadaf Afshan said...

Sounds yummy. never tried rice with okra.

Achu's Amma's Kitchen said...

yummy and healthy new dish ...

Rasi said...

this is aa new combo of okra & cilantro.. have never had okra rice either..good one!

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Hema said...

Looks awesome dear, nice combo cilantro and okra..

Jasna's kitchen creations said...

Sounds and looks attractive...
Thanks for sharing - I'm always looking for new okra recipes!

Julie said...

Very delicious n yummy yum okra n cilantro combo,lovely n colorful rice,Faseela:-)
Thanx a lot for linking it to my event dear..
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jeyashrisuresh said...

Very nice combo and wonderful lunch box menu

sangeeta said...

Lovely blog.
I love cilantro in rice or other grains. Never tried okra with rice though.Must be a great meal.

Chandrani said...

Very healthy and greeny rice.

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Anisha Ranjit said...

Okra in rice is very new to me. You always have something different and innovative to share... looking forward to more such new recipes... :)

Preeti Garg said...

okra bole to bhindi/ ladyfinger.....with rice....unique combo

Vijitha said...

Looks delicious and fresh! And Fasella I do hope I can remove the verification step but I get too many spam messages to moderate. Hope you understand. Thanks!

Christy Gerald said...

Very inviting Combo Rice n Very new to me Dear.

Kalpana Sareesh said...

Beautiful combo!!

Teena Mary said...

wow..what a healthy & delicious combination. I'm gonna make this tomorrow :)

Vegetarian Surprises said...

You are so creative !!



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Farah said...

love this recipe faseela.....

Reshmi said...

very new to me.. never knew okra would go with rice.. innovative and it looks good.. nice green rice :)
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Rosh said...

This is a very new kind of rice for me. Very quick and complete meal. Awesome Faseela! Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe on my space :)

Maayeka said...

wow!!what a innovative recipe..never imagined to cook rice with okra..great..love to try soon..
Anjana