Simple Dill Rice

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Simple Dill Rice

This dill and pea rice is simple to prepare and cook, and makes a tasty and versatile accompaniment to any Indian meal. For a delicious and attractive addition, serve the rice with diced cucumber, tomato, onion or mango chutney on the side.

Simple Dill RiceSimple Dill Rice
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Cuisine: Indian
Published on May 20, 2007

Simple rice and green pea dish cooked with fresh dill

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  • 1 cup white basmati rice
  • 3 teaspoons ghee or butter and sesame oil
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 3 fresh green chilis, seeded and minced
  • 1/3 cup packed fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen green peas
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • Rinse the rice and let dry in a strainer for 30 minutes.

  • Heat the ghee or butter and oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. At the same time, begin boiling at least 2 cups of water in a kettle. When the ghee or butter and oil is hot, add the cloves and chilis and stir for 2 or 3 minutes. Stir in the rice, dill and peas, and continue to fry, stirring, for another minute, making sure that all the grains of rice are coated in oil.

  • Stir in the salt and add 1 3/4 cups of the boiling water. Cover the pan and turn the heat down to low. Simmer undisturbed for 15 minutes or until the rice is cooked and the water is absorbed. Fluff with a fork and serve hot.

Makes 4 side servings


Jacqueline Meldrum said...

Hi Lisa,
You are busy as usual with your lovely recipes! Good idea for the dill, most of mine gets used in potato salad, I never know what else to do with it!
While I am here i will let you know that I linked to this recipe for my Vegetarian Week (UK) post. Hope you had a good holiday weekend|! Speak to you soon!

Lisa Turner said...

Thanks for the link to the rice dish Holler. I saw that earlier, as I check out your delicious site every day. Later on tonight, I hope to post a version of vegetarian Mulligatawny soup. Spicy and yummy.

Wendy said...

I love dill. It's so summery. This sounds absolutely delicious!