15 August 2013

Tricolour Rice

As we celebrate our Independence Day lets not forget to salute the people who made this happen. Let the tri colour fly high always.This month has been a busy one not because of anything else but holidays. It's hard to keep the boys busy.

There has to be something on the menu to celebrate it in style. So here is my version of the tri colour rice.

Tricolour Rice
Recipe - My own

 Long grain Rice/ Basmati Rice - 4 cups

For the saffron layer:
Onion - 2 cups (finely chopped)
Carrot - 2 cups (finely chopped)
Ginger Paste - 1  tbsp
Garlic Paste - 1 tbsp
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Cinnamon - 2 inch piece
Clove - 4
Bay Leaves - 2
Vegetable Stock - 1 cube
Oil - 2 tbsp

For green layer:
Coriander Leaves - 1 cup (loosely packed)
Mint Leaves - 1/4 cup(loosely packed)
Onion - 1 large roughly chopped
Garlic - 4 cloves
Water - 1/4 cup
Salt - 1/4 tsp or as required

Soak the rice for 1/2 hour.
Strain and cook it with enough water and salt. When it is almost cooked strain.
Divide the cooked rice into 3 equal portions.
In a wok heat 2 tbsp oil. Add in the cinnamon, clove and bay leaves.
Add in the onions and saute.
Add the stock cube and mix well.
Add in the carrot and stir till almost cooked. Check salt.
Transfer a portion of the white cooked rice and mix well to make the saffron layer.
In a blender combine the ingredients required for the green layer and blend until smooth.
Transfer it to a wok. Saute for 1 minute on medium flame.
Transfer the second portion of the rice. Mix well and saute for 2 minutes.
In a wide square glass bowl transfer the green rice to make the first layer. Then put in the white rice (3rd portion) for the second layer.
And top it with the saffron layer.
Serve it with vegetable korma, raita and pickle.


  1. Rinku, this looks awesome. Happy independence day to you.

  2. Delicious and colorful looking preparation.

  3. Sounds like delicious, I just try want it.

  4. Wat a gorgeous looking tricolou rice, looks fantabulous..

  5. happy independence day...tricolor rice looks awesome

  6. Thats perfectly done...looks so delicious

  7. Indeed, this post is incredible for me and of course others.

  8. Colorful and delicious rice. I just try want it.

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