Hara Dhaniya means green coriander in Hindi. This brown rice pilaf is fairly simple to make. You will not be adding condiments directly to the rice. Instead, flavour a pot of boiling water with spices to create a fragrant steam. The resulting aromatic steam cooks the rice, leading to a perfect brown rice pilaf.
Our brown rice pilaf recipe of green coriander will yield 2 servings, with 266 kilocalories in each. To make this brown rice pilaf, you will need the following ingredients,
Ingredients, Measurements & Nutritional Values
|To Par Boil Rice|
|Sunflower oil||1/2 tablespoon|
|To Flavour The Steam|
|Rice Broth||1 litre|
|Coriander leaves||A bunch|
|Palm jaggery||50 grams|
|To Steam Rice|
|Basmati Rice||100 grams|
|To Stir Fry|
|Extra virgin olive oil||1/2 tablespoon|
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- Brown basmati rice is a rich source of complex carbohydrates that energizes the brain and central nervous system.
- Coriander leaves and stem contain many essential volatile oils.
Video Walk Through – Brown Rice Pilaf – Hara Dhaniya Pulao With Brown Basmati Rice
Instructions – Brown Rice Pilaf – Hara Dhaniya Pulao With Brown Basmati Rice
Prep Brown Basmati Rice
- Add brown basmati rice to a bowl.
- Add water and soak brown basmati rice for an hour.
- After an hour, discard the water. Wash & sort the brown basmati rice thoroughly. Be gentle in the process so that the grains don’t break.
Parboil Brown Basmati Rice
- Bring a pot of water to a rolling boil.
- Add sunflower oil and salt to the water.
- Add the soaked brown basmati rice and reduce the heat to medium. Cook this way for 10 minutes.
- Drain the solids through a colander and retain the water. This water is rice broth and we will be re-using it to create steam in the procedure below.
Steam The Parboiled Brown Basmati Rice
- Add the rice broth back to the pot and set it on high heat.
- Add a bunch of coriander (leaves and stem) and ginger.
- Add palm jaggery. If you do not like the flavour of palm jaggery, you may use cane or coconut jaggery. You can use brown sugar as well, but palm jaggery is the healthiest option.
- Add salt.
- Bring water to a boil and produce fragrant steam.
- Mount a colander wrapped in aluminium foil on the pot to create a steamer setup.
- Transfer the parboiled brown basmatic rice into the colander.
- Add butter to the rice.
- Cover the entire setup with an aluminum foil and a tight lid. Watch our YouTube demonstration above to understand better.
- Lower the heat to medium and steam brown basmati rice for 30 minutes.
- 3o minutes later, gently remove brown basmati rice from the colander and set aside.
- Set a skillet on medium heat.
- Add extra virgin olive oil.
- Add star anise and green cardamom pods to the oil. Saute for a minute.
- Add the flavourful steamed brown basmati rice. Mix for a minute and turn off the heat. Be gentle while mixing to ensure that the grains don’t break.
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