Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Mint Prawns Rice


This rice tastes really good and has the tempting and refreshing flavor of mint. This spicy seafood rice is just a twist to my family favorite recipe of prawns pulao..I was a little bored to cook on Sunday evening and thought of making a mint pulao and fried prawns and ended up with this recipe. But it tasted delicious with the fragrance of fresh mint, spices and prawns together made this an aromatic and delicious rice recipe and was perfect with cucumber raita.

Ingredients
Basmati rice-  1 1/2 cup
Prawns- 15 nos
fried onion- 1/2 cup
(I used store brought ones)
Mint leaves- a hand full
Carrot chopped- 1/2 cup
Jalapeno peppers-3
Green chilly- 2
Ginger -1 inch thick
Garlic- 3 pods
Thick coconut milk- 1/3 cup (optional)
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Garam masala- 1/2 tsp
lemon juice- 1/2 lemon




Make a fine paste of  mint, jalapeno peppers, green chilly and fried onion( I used store brought ones..you can also fry onions till crispy or just avoid it here ). Chop ginger, garlic and carrots and keep aside.
Clean and de-vein prawns. Soak rice for at least half an hour.
Heat oil in a bottom deep pan. Saute chopped ginger and garlic till the raw flavor disappears. Add chopped carrots ( if you are not adding fried onions to make the paste, add one finely chopped onion before carrots and saute till golden brown) and finally the mint and chilly paste. Saute till the raw flavor disappears and till oil starts separating. Add turmeric powder and garam masala. Add prawns and fry for a minute. Add 1/3 cup of thick coconut milk , rice and 2 1/2 cup of water.Cover and cook in medium flame for  till all water gets absorbed and finally squeeze in lemon juice. Make the rice fluffy using a fork and serve with raita and pickle.

Try this..
Hope you will all enjoy..

38 comments:

  1. Mmm...so tempting biryani,flavorful,yummy n filling..making me drool..
    Sanyukta
    http://creativesanyukta.blogspot.com/

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  2. nice combo of mint and prawns..flavourful and yummy too!

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  3. prawns n rice is lovely... mint is definitely a delish flavour.. :)

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  4. Suja...my mouth is watering now :)

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  5. Slurp suja....inganne kothipikaruthu tto...

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  6. Prawn rice adipoliaaytond Suja...love the colour.....ummmmm

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  7. I agree with you on the flavor of this rice, mint and prawns, sounds heavenly Sujaechi...

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  8. Love to have some.Will be flavourful with mint and jalpeno.Slurp !!

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  9. sounds so flavourful ... yummy dish with prawns

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  10. Suji, one of the flavourful combo, Will try this as Prawns are my fav..

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  11. Awesome combo of prawns n mint. A gr8 one pot meal ....

    Cheers,
    Satrupa

    http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

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  12. Suja chechi... this combo should be really delicious..

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  13. that looks very inviting..njan mint upayogichu adhikam cooking cheyyarilla..ini try cheythu nokkanam..

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  14. this is a new variety of rice to me.. love it..

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  15. That looks and I bet, tastes great. I don't think I have had mint flavored rice before, sounds very refreshing:):)

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  16. I love minty flavor very much and this combo must have been great!
    US Masala

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  17. Super rice probe .. mint never but I'll try .. looks delicious..hugs MARIMI

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  18. Rice entha color, adipoli, try cheyanam.

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  19. My favourite combo, rice looks super delicious and tempting..

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  20. Simply inviting and tempting prawns rice,yumm!

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  21. mint and prawns,unique combo.love it.

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  22. Nothing to say, Tempting me to try it soon..Yummyyyyyyyy

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  23. delicious combo and looks so wonderful !!

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  24. Prawn biryani with mint looks delicious.

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  25. ohhh...I ve wanted to try same too..great version..
    Tasty Appetite

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  26. super combo ketto...minty rice is very nice :-)

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  27. Thanks all for stopping by and for the sweet comments:)

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  28. flavourful prawn rice looks wonderful

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  29. lovely combination of flavors

    http://www.panchamrutham.blogspot.com/

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  30. Delicious flavorful biriyani..Adipoli aayittundee..

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  31. my my this is top on earth wonderful Suja, colour is brilliant!

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