Mint Coriander Pulao Rice Recipe & Product Review of OXO’s Green Saver Collection

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Mint Coriander Pulao Rice Recipe

Being a Vegetarian by choice, as a family, Vegetables, Herbs & Fruits are a major chunk in my grocery bill. After bringing them home from the farmer’s market or the super grocer, I end up wrapping the herbs either in plastic bag or keep them loosely wrapped in a kitchen towel to avoid getting rotten quickly. With the rest of the vegetables like Cabbage, Carrots,  Chayote and Peppers, they are either stored as it is or in a very thin plastic bag. After a week, by any chance if they are not cooked up , they slowly begin to rot.  Sometimes, just incase if I have bought them in larger quantity, I would end of chopping them into pieces, pack them in a ziplock and put it away in the freezer compartment.

OXO was kind enough to send me two of their produce keepers to conduct an experiment and I totally loved it. Honestly I wasn’t expecting much of a difference, but the fact is , THERE IS !!

Mint Coriander Pulao Rice Recipe

How did I Test?

For One Week, I stored Coriander leaves & Mint Leaves in OXO’s Green Saver Collection and stored the same produce in plastic bags from the produce section for a week’s period in the fridge compartment for comparison.

Outcome !!

        After a week, the herbs  appeared to stay fresher, greener in OXO’s produce keepers than in the Ziploc or plastic bags. The ones in Plastic bag had slowly began to wilt away.

Mint Coriander Pulao Rice Recipe

With the herbs from the OXO produce keepers, I used them up to cook up this delicious herb infused Pulao – Mint coriander Pulao. A little twist to my regular vegetable pulao. Serve them with some Raitha or just spiced yogurt.

 Mint Coriander Pulao Rice
Serves 2-3 | Cooking Time: 20 Minutes | Total Time Taken: 1 hour

Mint Coriander Pulao Rice Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

 

1 Cup Basmati Rice
1/2 Cup Vegetables – diced carrot+ peas
1 Small Onion finely sliced
1 tsp freshly grated ginger
1 tblspn of Ghee / melted butter
a good squeeze of lemon juice
1/4 of Cardamom+Cinnamon and cloves powder mix
Salt to taste
To grind
1/2 of Coriander Leaves
 1/2 Cup of Mint Leaves
1 Green Chilli
1 tsp coriander powder
Whole Spices
2 Small Bayleaves
1’ Cinnamon Stick
1 Star anise
1 Bada Elachi
Garnish
finely chopped coriander leaves
a sprig of mint leaves
DIRECTIONS:
Wash Basmati rice under running tap water twice. Drain all the water and set the rice aside for 30 minutes.Prepare a paste in a blender by grinding coriander leaves, mint leaves, green chilli and coriander powder. If needed at 2- 3 tsp of water.
Heat Ghee/Oil in a non-stick pan with a tightly fitted lid. Drop in whole spices,sauté for 2 minutes.
Add sliced onions, freshly grated ginger and saute until translucent.Add chopped vegetables, saute for 2 more min. Stir in the Basmati rice and sauté until it gets nearly dry . Add the Prepared green paste and mix well.
Add in 1.5 Cups of Water of boiled water from the kettle and adjust the salt. . Squeeze in some fresh lemon juice and the pinch of spice mix. Set the flame to medium.
Once the water from the pulao is nearly evaporated, cover, and then reduce the setting to lowest. Allow the rice to cook for 5 minutes and switch off the gas. Even if the gas is turned off, I would let the rice be covered for another 5 minutes. Rice cooks with the leftover steam. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and mint sprig.
Fluffy vegetable rice is ready to be served along with Curry or a Raitha.

ABOUT OXO GREEN SAVER

Waste Less , Save more with OXO’s innovative new Green saver Collection, a revolutionary new carbon activated system that keeps your produce fresher for longer.
Some Food Facts !!
Did you know that 19% of the food we buy is thrown away ?
4.2 million tonnes of good food and drink go to waste from UK homes every year
2 million tonnes of household food is discarded because it is not used in time, half of which is thrown way whole or in unopened packaging
Families can save upto £700 per year if they didn’t throw good food away.
Each year UK throws away over
73 K tones of carrots
64 K tones of leafy salad
59 K tones of apples
45 K tones of tomatoes

There are THREE things that can cause fruit and vegetables to rot and spoil quickly
Ethylene Gas , Improper air flow and uncontrolled humidity levels.

With the new Green Saver Collection, OXO’s team have tackled all of these issues to deliver carbon activated product keepers that help prevent food from spoiling.

 

OXO Greensaver Produce Keeper Features & Benefits:
  • Activated carbon filters trap and absorb ethylene gas, slowing down the aging process and keeping produce fresh longer. The filters are made from coconut husks, making them safe, all-natural and non-toxic.
  • Sliding date indicator tells you when it’s time to replace the carbon filter
  • The elevated basket lifts produce up and away from the container walls to promote airflow and help prevent rotting. It can also be removed and used as a colander.
  • The adjustable vent on top of each Produce Keeper slides open and closed to maintain optimum humidity levels for different types of produce, keeping them crisp and fresh.
  • Convenient Chart or usage guidance included underneath the vent.
  • Available in three stackable modular sizes, the GreenSaver small size ,1.5l is ideal for berries and the medium size 4l is ideal for lettuce,green bean, broccoli and grapes. The largest size 4.7l easily accommodates longer produce such as carrots,cucumbers and celery.
  • 1 filter included
  • BPA free
Head over to OXO UK to find out the best way to store your favourite fruits and vegetables. Do not worry about forgetting to change the carbon filter on the Green Saver. Register the details on OXO website and every three months , they would send you a reminder 10 days before the due date., so you can rest easy and waste less.

 

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Comments (9)

  • Absolutely love this pulao and the oxo product ..is the product available in US? thinking that it will be available, where can i find those ?

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  • Love the pictures!! ❤️❤️ the produce keeper sounds like a wise idea to save herbs!

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  • Thank you Sathya. It is available in US. Head to Amazon .. you may find it.

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  • Thank you dear for your lovely comments. It is very much Dolphia. The herbs are fresh for the last 2 weeks in the produce keepers, which I couldn't have expected otherwise.

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  • Delicious rice recipe and nice review about the product 🙂

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  • As always beautiful pics Sandy! What a great product to store herbs, wish we can get that in India 😀

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  • That second last picture of the pulao made my tummy growl! I wish I could get this stuff here, I always struggle with my bunch of coriander and mint and always end up throwing it… 🙁

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  • Beautiful pictures Sandhya..Thanks for writing about this product. To be frank I have never heard about it before 🙂 Very informative post

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  • the product sounds amazing… I store the leaves wrapped in kitchen towel but like you said they loose their charm in a weeks time..

    Yummy pulao …great clicks

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