Cilantro Rice or Coriander Rice is made the same way as Mint Rice. Sometimes when you want to serve Basmati Rice but you don't want to serve the usual Basmati Peas Rice or plain Basmati Rice, this Cilantro Rice comes in handy. It is easily prepared and the taste of Cilantro is not overpowering. The recipe below is for 4 as a main dish.
2 cups of Basmati Rice, soaked for 30 mins
Ingredients for Grinding
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
2 and 1/2 cups of cilantro leaves
1/2 green chilli
1/2 cup water
Ingredients for Tempering
1 tbsp. canola oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
2 dried Bay leaves
1/2 medium onion, sliced thinly
Grind all the ingredients under grinding and pour it into the rice cooker. Pour 3 and 1/2 cups water into the blender to wash the sides and pour this into the rice cooker too. Add salt per your preference.
Take a small pot and heat the oil.
Saute the cumin seeds and bay leaves for a minute before adding in the sliced onions. When slightly golden brown, pour this tempering oil with its ingredients in to the rice cooker. Switch it on and cook per your usual way.
When cooked , garnish with more coriander leaves and serve with any curry of your choice.