I’ll start this post by saying there are probably hundreds of variations of yogurt rice. We went out for Indian food this weekend, and ended up with some leftover rice that I brought home. Although I don’t mind plain rice, sometimes I feel like making leftover rice more interesting. The recipe below is a relatively quick way of jazzing up plain rice.
Ingredients1/2 tsp oil 1/4 tsp cumin seeds 1 clove 2 curry leaves
1 clove garlic, minced 1/4 cup onion, chopped 1 small green chili, chopped fine (optional)
1/4 tsp salt 1/8 tsp turmeric powder 1/4 tsp grated ginger 1 cup cooked rice 1/2 cup plain yogurt 1 tsp coriander leaves, chopped fine (optional)
1. In a small saucepan, heat the oil on med-high. Add the cumin seeds and fry for 1 min. Add the clove, curry leaves, garlic, onions, and green chili (optional). Cook for 2 mins, stirring constantly so it doesn’t stick. (If it looks like it is sticking, you can add 1 tbsp of water.)
2. Mix in the salt, turmeric powder, and ginger. Add the cooked rice and mix well. If the rice is clumped together, you can add 1-2 tbsp of water to help break it up. Cook the rice, stirring constantly, for 2 mins.
3. Add the yogurt and mix well. Cook for 1 min, just until it’s hot. (Don’t overcook, or the yogurt will start to separate.)
4. Remove from heat and top with coriander leaves (optional). Serve hot or cold.