Mixed/Flavoured Rice Varieties Roundup

Thanks a lot to all of you for sending in lovely dishes for this event..The roundup is in the order I received the entries

JZ of Tasty Treats sent in five different dishes for the event-All her snaps make you feel hungry

Turkish tomato pilaf
Usha from Veg Inspirations makes a yummy colourful and healthy
Sheetal from My Kitchen shares the recipes of
Archana from Archana's Kitchen has the recipe of the Biriyani that Hyderabad is famous for -
Mythreyee from Paajaka Recipes contributed a whole range of delicious recipes
Ramya Harish of Welcome Hunger blog shares the recipe of
Cabbage Peas Pulao that tastes like in hotels
Sukanya Ramkumar of Hot N Sweet Bowl presents yummy
Soumya of Creative Saga makes a very healthy
Asha from Foodieshope makes mouthwatering
and gives a nice twist to curd rice with her
Priya from Live to cook shares the recipe of lovely looking
Uma from Essence of Andhra blog makes a simple yet delicious
Sumi from Sumi's Kitchen shares the recipe of a mouthwatering
Suma Rajesh from Suma's cuisine comes up with a quite a different and interesting recipe of
Happy Cook from My Kitchen Treasures presents a very simple yet tasty
Maheswari from Beyond the Usual shares the recipe of mouthwatering
Vani from Illatarasi blog also shares many delicious mixed rice variety recipes
Jan from Food with a Pinch of Love comes up a with an array of mouthwatering dishes
Roma from Roma's Space shares the recipe of delicious
Harini from Tongue Ticklers makes mouthwatering
Rekha of Plantain Leaf presents two yummy recipes
Medhaa from Cook with Love comes up a very different dish
Sireesha from Mom's Recipes makes delicious
Renuka of Fusion blog makes a very simple and comfort food
Hima from Snackorama has a very inviting dish
Shri from Eminent Life prepares an evergreen
Usha Rao from My Spicy Kitchen prepares two very healthy dishes
Meera from Enjoy Indian Food makes complete use of her Microwave with
Chitra Venkatraman of Kootucurry prepares a dish that perfectly matches its name
Ranjeeta from Ranji's Kitchen Corner has a very unique dish in the form of
Cham of Spice Club cooks up a protein rich rice variety
Sita from For Spicy Lovers blog gives a modern touch to the traditional rice variety
Srilekha of Me and My Kitchen is another blogger whose enthusiasm in the event is evident through the number of dishes sent for the event
Watch out for the very new and amazing rice varieties from Notyet100 of Asankhana blog
Arundati of Escapades knows exactly the technique of smart cooking on slumber prone days and she cooks up coconut rice on such occassions
Trupti of Recipe Center sent in entries belonging to two different states in India..
Sujatha of Spicy Khazana has a creamy looking rice variety
Kamala of Moms Recipes makes the delicious comfort food
Supriya,who is a non blogger but an avid follower of food blogs has mailed me two yummy recipes that she got from her aunt- Supriya now has her own blog called Queen of my kitchen..check it out for more delicious recipes.

Methi Rice

1 cup rice - I used basmati and cooked it in the pressure cooker. Then cooled it by spreading on a plate.

2 bunches methi - The methi bunches I found in the Indian store today were pretty small, hence I used 2. Wash and chop these.

For tempering - 2 tsp oil, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, hing, turmeric, udad dal.

1 tblsp. jaggery

1/2 tsp tamarind paste

1 tsp dhana - jira pwd.

2 tsp sambar pwd. (home - made or store - bought)


Heat the oil. Add mustard seeds. When they splutter, add cumin seeds, then hing, turmeric, udad dal.Fry for a min. Add the chopped methi leaves. Add about 1/2 c. water, jaggery, tamarind paste, dhana - jira pwd., sambar pwd. and salt. Cover and cook for 10 mins. Then add to the rice, mix well. Let this sit for 1/2 hr so the rice absorbs the flavors.

Curd rice -

1 cup rice - I used basmati and cooked it in the pressure cooker. Then cooled it by spreading on a plate.

Heat 2 tsp oil. Add mustard seeds. When they splutter, add cumin seeds, then 2 broken dry red chillies, 4-5 curry leaves, 1/2 tsp ginger paste, 1 tsp udad dal. Fry for a min. Pour this on the rice. Add the yogurt, salt and sugar to taste. I also added some buttermilk to thin it out a bit. Add some fresh shredded coconut. Mix and refigerate until ready to enjoy.
Rina from Rina's Recipes makes an easy and delicious
Ramya Bala of Ramyacooks blog has a very different and traditional recipe to share
Madhavi from Recipes from My Kitchen blog makes a very tempting
Shifa Firoz of Voiz out blog sends in yummy
Latha from Masala Magic shares a unique recipe
Raaga, The Singing Chef makes colourful
Ranjani from Wake up and smell the masala has a healthy version of the ever delicious
Vegetable Platter sends in yummy
And finally, my entries for the event

Ramki from Ramki Cooks shares 1001 South Indian Rice varieties
If any of your entries has been left out and there is any other mistake, please mail me at easycrafts@gmail.com.


FH said...

WOW!! EC, I have to save the whole post girl, beautiful and so many yummy dishes.Good job, thanks for taking time!:))

notyet100 said...

great round up,.very neat...nicely organised,.good to so many colourful varieties of mixed rice,..

Trupti said...

wow EC, nice round up girl. Thanks for hosting this event.

Uma said...

roundup is too good, EC! mouthwatering rice dishes. yummy. thanks for hosting this wonderful event.

ST said...

Nice roundup. Good job.So many yummy Rice varieties have to save whole post.

Sunshinemom said...

Thats a great round up! Quite time consuming - Thanks for hosting! I will have to browse through in pieces - so many lovely entries:)

Laavanya said...

What a load of delicious entries EC! Lovely... Also, I have an award for you.. :)

Srikitchen said...

now only i came to know that hoe many type of rice we can prepare.. great round up

Shri said...

Lovely roundup.Got many new recipes.Waiting for the next event

@the_whisk_affair said...

what a successful and beautiful round-up EC!!! One thing I should say is that you are very prompt, and managed to get the roundup together faaast!! it looks like a great success, and congrats to u on that!! a perfect reference for rice dishes!! :-)

Mythreyee said...

What a colorful array of rice delights. Bookmarked. Thank you so much for bringing all the recipes under one roof. Appreciated.

Unknown said...

nice round up...so many varieties...can refer this anytime ..

Maheswari said...

Great roundup C.I just have to turn to this page for next potluck party..

Shifa AbduRehman said...

wow!!! yummilious!!!!!

Illatharasi said...

OMG .... what a variety..... I always have a question "what to cook today"..... I guess we can get answers here ;)

Great round up.... well done!!!!

Cham said...

That is indeed a beautiful theme :) So many recipes, great round up EC !

Anonymous said...

wow EC, lovely roundup and fabulous post.....its a one stop place now for all those times when i am standing in the kitchen wondering what to make!! thanks for hosting!!

Sum Raj said...

great and nice round up....

Unknown said...

lovely roundup EC ,great job thanks alot for hosting such a nice event

Madhavi said...

Awesome round up EC, so many varieties and mouthwatering recipes :))))

Rina said...

Thanks Easy, for this gr8 roundup...Now we can never go short of rice varities...bookmarked

Ramya said...

wonderful mouth watering round up.. yummy.. great effort...hats off EC:)

Rajitha said...

EC..what a lovely round-up!! and love the new look of ur blog :)..will be participating in the WYF for sure :)

Andhra Flavors said...

great round up,. Wonderful organisation.

Unknown said...

Wonderful roundup !! Everything looks delicious !!

Ramya Bala said...

Very good roundup EC,n thanks for dropping by..U have wonderful blogs,n u r really talented...chikkis...i luv them...thanks for sharing

Kalai said...

Wow!! You've done an amazing job with the round-up, EC! Everything looks amazing. Am bookmarking this. :)

Anisheetu said...

Great roundup... well organized.. thanks for adding my recipes... and also for letting all of us share so many wonderful rice dishes... great work to all those participated in this event.. all dishes are great and will take time to try them all... :)

EC said...

Thanks all of you for appreciating words and participation in the event..Hope to see you all in the WYF event as well

Vani said...

Wow! Look at all those dishes! Will have to bookmark the post so I get to try them. Lovely entries! Great job with the round-up! And congrats on your awards!

Deepthi Shankar said...

Lovely Round-Up .. thanks for hosting EC

LoveFood? said...

Hi, I am glad I found this site. Nice round up of the rice dishes. Will surely try some of them. I am new to blogspot; been dabbling for a couple of months. My blogs called eatpassionately.blogspot.com
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