Looking for an interesting/tasty recipe for lunch boxes? Look no further. This Cilantro Rice/ Coriander leaves Rice/Kothimeera Rice is surely a winner at home specially with the picky eater of our house!! Also she happens to be a hater of cilantro when garnished in any recipe. I knew that it is in the leaf form that she doesn't like and not the distinct flavor of cilantro. So I tried this recipe. Moreover the recipe has been lying around in one of the many papers I use to jot down recipes! This one is probably from a few years back. Due to the ongoing Blogging Marathon, I had a chance to go through all the recipes on papers, in my books, on my computer and some online also! And so here it is..

I am curious to check what my fellow Marathoners are up to today..lets take a peek..

Coriander Rice

Ingredients - 

Sona Masoori Rice 1 1/2 cups (Basmati should be fine too)
Cilantro / Kothimeera / Coriander leaves about 2 cup approx
Green Chillies 3-4 (or as per taste)
Turmeric 1/2 tsp
Salt as per taste
Onions finely chopped 1/2 cup
Coconut Fresh/Frozen/Dry 3 Tbsp grated/powdered
Seasoning (Oil 1 Tbsp, Cloves 3-4, Cinnamon 1 inch , Cardamom 2-3 pods, Bay leaf 1 , Cumin Seeds 1 tsp)
Lemon Juice as per taste

Method Of Preparation - 

Cook the rice in your preferred method. (I use the rice cooker)

Meanwhile, make a paste of coriander leaves, coconut and green chillies adding as little water as is required.

In a heated wok/kadai, add the oil and the rest of the seasoning and after the cumin seeds are brown, add the chopped onions and saute until golden brown. 

Add turmeric and the coriander paste and switch off the flame.

Add salt and the cooled rice and mix well.

Mix in some lemon juice as per taste.

Preparation Time 30 min 
Serves 3 Adults


  1. Unknown Says:
  2. Looks purrrfectly delicious!!!

  3. good one ! this looks a winner !

  4. Mina Joshi Says:
  5. Perfect looking rice

  6. Usha Says:
  7. No Vangibhath powder in this preparation??? just kidding.. Looks delicious!

  8. Champa Says:
  9. a very nice dish.

  10. Very yummy and colourful..

  11. green dhania rice drollworthy

  12. aipi Says:
  13. delicious, flavorful rice!

    US Masala

  14. Unknown Says:
  15. colorful and lovely rice...healthy too..loving it

  16. Anonymous Says:
  17. looks inviting...

  18. Preety Says:
  19. lovely color..my fav..love the flavor of this rice

  20. Srivalli Says:
  21. Well I shall not!..I made this rice sans onions couple of weeks ago for 100 ppl it was fun..but I won't mind making it with onions for myself..:)

  22. Unknown Says:
  23. flavorful and aromatic rice! yummy!

  24. Unknown Says:
  25. It's my favorite too very flavour full rice looks great.

  26. Pavani Says:
  27. My son doesn't like green things on his rice too, so if its in the irice, he'll probably eat it. Will try. Thanks for sharing.

  28. Malar Gandhi Says:
  29. Aromatic' hearty meals:)Who cud resist this!!!

  30. Priya Suresh Says:
  31. My all time fav, love this cilantro rice anytime..

  32. Love the rice, lovely green color.

  33. Umm Mymoonah Says:
  34. I love the addition of herbs to the rice, looks very delicious.

  35. Lovely green rice, resembles my school day lunch box..

  36. divya Says:
  37. Wow simply superb..

  38. Unknown Says:
  39. love this..should try making this..

  40. What a lovely and colorful rice

    Hamaree Rasoi

  41. Swathi Says:
  42. Kothimeera rice looks yummy.

  43. Healthy and ddelicious...

  44. Padmajha Says:
  45. Easy dish for the lunch box

  46. Archana Says:
  47. I love coriander so this is a must make for me.

  48. Suma Gandlur Says:
  49. We love kothimira rice too. I prepare it differently and have it on my blog. :)

  50. Unknown Says:
  51. Tried it and is indeed very delicious

  52. swapna Says:
  53. Delicious and perfect looking rice...

  54. Unknown Says:
  55. I love the green color of the rice. I can almost taste the cilantro flavor :)

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