Brinji Rice

Yields: 6 Servings Difficulty: Medium Prep Time: 30 Mins Cook Time: 20 Mins Total Time: 50 Mins
Hello all!! Been a while that I was away from blogging. Life has been good to us and blessed us with a little baby girl and she is already ONE!!! Blogging took a backseat and the priority went to running house errands and baby chores. This is the break that I desperately needed, and I am back here with some easy peasy and quick recipes.  I will be blogging often from here on and would interact much.
There are most days where my alarm clock tricks me with sleepless nights and I need to pack lunch for the H and my elder one. I plan to make one-pot meals on those days. Brinji rice is a variety of one-pot meal that does require only minimal basic ingredients that’s readily available in the pantry and fridge.  Since this is a plain rice variety, you can pair this one with any dal curries or Paneer variety and a raitha to call it a complete meal.
See below for some of the curries that you can pair this plain Brinji with


0/12 Ingredients
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0/6 Instructions
  • Measure a cup of basmati rice, wash and soak in water for 20 mins. Meanwhile, chop onions lengthwise and slit green chili lengthwise.
  • Drain the water after 30 mins and set aside. Heat a thick-bottomed pressure cooker and add ghee/oil. Once the mixture becomes hot, roast the cashews till golden brown and remove from the oil.
  • In the same oil, add the cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, and wait till it gets roasted. Add the onions and green chili and saute till golden brown.
  • Add in the ginger-garlic paste and cleaned mint leaves to this and saute for a minute. Add the drained rice and mix up gently without breaking the grains.
  • Mix the required salt and add one cup of water to this. Cover the pressure cooker with the lid and place the weight. Allow two whistles and switch off the stove.
  • Release pressure after 5 mins and open lid. Fluff the cooked rice off with a fork and add roasted cashew. Serve hot.


  • If you want to cook it in a covered pot, close lid and cook for 10 mins.
  • Releasing the pressure in the pressure cooker  after 5 mins will not make rice become mushy.



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