What is Methi Rice Recipe
Methi Rice Recipe is a simple rice preparation made up of (as the name suggests) rice and fenugreek leaves (methi). Methi has an awesome flavour and can pep up any dish. It takes the “simple rice” to another level.
You can add other vegetables such as carrot, cauliflower, peas, tomatoes, onions etc. But that will make it a pulao and I like to serve Methi Rice Recipe with different Indian gravies, so I keep it very basic. Further I have flavoured the rice with clarified butter (ghee), cumin seeds and cinnamon stick. You can add ginger, garlic, green chillies etc.
Methi is loved by one and all in my family. Therefore I use it in many preparations such as aloo methi, paneer methi, methi wali dal, methi muthiya, methi gotte, methi malai matar etc. However if you are not this much fond of methi, you can reduce its bitterness. For that take methi in a colander. Sprinkle some salt. Leave it for 10 minutes. Squeeze out the water and off goes the bitterness too. Then use it, you will love it.
Ingredients for Methi Rice
- 2 tbsp ghee
- 1 of tsp cumin seeds
- 1 piece of cinnamon stick
- 1 cup rice
- 2 cup fenugreek leaves, washed and chopped
- 1 tsp red chilli powder
- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
- 2 cups water
How to Make Methi Rice
1. Soak rice and chop fenugreek leaves
Wash 1 cup rice properly. Soak in sufficient water for 20 minutes. Wash2 cups fenugreek leaves properly. Chop them.
2. Cook cumin seeds
Heat 2 tbsp oil. Add 1 tsp cumin seeds. Once they crackle, add 1” cinnamon stick. Let it be aromatic.
3. Cook, fenugreek leaves, rice and spices
Add 2 cups chopped fenugreek leaves. Sauté for a minute. Do not overcook otherwise the colour and nutrients will be lost. Add 1cup soaked rice, 1 tsp red chilli powder, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder and salt to taste. Cook for 2 minutes.
4. Add water and cook rice
Add 2 cups water. Let it come to a boil.
5. Cook Methi Rice
Lower the flame and cover the pan. Place some weight on the cover so that the steam doesn’t escape. Let it cook for 10 minutes. The water will be absorbed by the rice and the rice will turn soft. Turn off the flame. Let the rice rest for another 10 minutes. Thereafter flip them once.
6. Bon appétit
Serve methi rice with gravies and dal.
- You can make Methi Rice Recipe by using leftover cooked rice.
- Methi rice, aloo matar, bathua ka raayta, awla ki chutney.
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