Kothimeera Annam-Cilantro Rice

I love cilantro,I add it to everything for garnish.The freshness it gives to a dish is really wonderful.This is a rice made with cilantro,I have gotten this recipe from my mom.She made this when I was in my bachelors and I fell in love with it.Hope you enjoy it too.
Preparation time: 40 minutes

Serves: 2
Heres one with white rice,peas,carrots and coconut

This one is red rice just with peas and coconut.


Ingredients:
3/4 cup White/Brown/Red Rice dry
2 big bunches Cilantro
1/2 cup Onion chopped
5 Green chilli
Salt as required
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1/4 cup grated coconut
1/3 cup green peas
2 teaspoons Oil

Procedure:
1.Cook the rice and keep aside. It should not be mushy.
2.Wash cilantro, remove big stems and grind it with the green chilies(add water only if needed) into a paste.

3.Heat oil in a pan, add finely chopped onions, turmeric and saute for 4-5 minutes.
4.Then add the peas and salt and saute until peas are soft.
5.Add the grated coconut and saute for 2 minutes. 
6.Now add the ground cilantro paste, adjust salt and saute till the rawness goes and turn off the stove.
7.Add this mixture to rice and mix well and serve.

Tips:
The rice is good by itself or can be had with raitha.
I have used red rice in this recipe,but you can use brown rice or regular white rice as well.When using red rice or brown rice,you will need a tad bit more salt and spice.

You can also add some roasted peanuts or cashews for crunch.
You can also add carrot or corn along with the peas.
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