Mint Rice (a.k.a. Pudina Rice)

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Let’s begin with a simple one-pot wonder, Pudina Rice.

Pudina Rice

This version has some healthy and tasty twists to the usual recipe. I’ve added flax seeds for omega 3 (good fat), almonds for protein and crunch, and coconut for texture.

This recipe is suitable for diabetics, weight watchers, and mint enthusiasts!


For a hearty meal for 2 you will need:

  • 100g of Mint Leaves
  • 1/2 a small coconut
  • 5 pods of garlic (fewer if pods are plump)
  • 1 onion 
  • Handful of Almonds
  • 140g raw rice (=180ml in volume)
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp tamarind concentrate
  • 2 chillies (medium heat)
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds
  • Oil
  • Salt


Ready? Time to prep and cook Pudina Rice!



Finally, my TIPS for this recipe:

  • Before grinding any roasted mixture allow it to cool a bit. Grinding very hot ingredients creates pressure in the container and sometimes the lid can try to escape and fly to freedom!
  • Cooling the rice before mixing it with the ground mint paste helps you get a non sticky end product.
  • Reduce the amount of coconut in the recipe to reduce the calorie content.
  • Substitute white rice with brown rice for extra fibre.