CRANBERRY RICE



This awesome recipe idea is from my hubby. With Thanksgiving Day just around the corner, who doesn’t get tempted on seeing abundant fresh cranberries in the market? I bought a big packet of cranberries with the idea of trying out cranberry pickle and maybe a dhal dish. It was my hubby who suggested after tasting the pickle that these taste as sour as tomato and why don’t we substitute these for tomatoes in thakali sadam (tomato rice), so here goes the recipe. Here I have used just 4-5 cranberries for half a cup of rice since we don’t prefer that much sourness in rice dishes. The cranberries can be increased or decreased according to individual preferences. Try adding 3 cranberries initially and when the mixture is cooked, just before adding the rice taste it for sourness and then add more cranberries if more sourness is preferred.

INGREDIENTS:
1. Any rice variety preferably basmati rice, 1/2 cup.
2. Cranberries (fresh or frozen),4-5.
3. Red onions, medium-size, 2.
4. Ginger-garlic paste, 1teaspoon.
5. Chili powder, 1 teaspoon.
6. Coriander powder, 2 teaspoons.
7. Garam masala (optional), ½ teaspoon.
8. Turmeric powder, ¼ teaspoon.
9. Mustard seeds, ½ teaspoon.
10. Broken cashews, 1 tablespoon.
11. Fennel seeds, ¼ teaspoon.
12. Curry leaves and cilantro for garnishing.
13. Salt as per taste.

PREPARATION:
Cook the rice separately and let it cool. The rice should not be mushy. Dice the finely. Heat a pan with some oil. When the oil is hot enough, add the mustard seeds and let it splutter. Then add the fennel seeds and cashews and fry for a few seconds. Add the onions and sauté for a few minutes until the onions turn brown. Now add the ginger-garlic paste, all the powders, and salt. Mix everything well and cook for 5 minutes under low flame. Now add the cranberries and cook for a few more minutes until the cranberries get mushy and blend with the mixture. Add the cooked rice to this mixture and mix well. Garnish with curry leaves and chopped cilantro and enjoy.

CRANBERRY PICKLE







I tried cranberry pickle from my friend Malar’s blog and they turned out great. Thanks a lot Malar for this drool-worthy pickle recipe. I followed her recipe exactly here. For the original recipe, click here

40 comments:

Abhilash Pillai said...

Pass this message to your husband.

The can berry rice looks delicious and the recipe super.

Ashwini said...

wonerful idea...

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious rice dear..nice pickle

Priya said...

Rice and pickles looks fantastic Gita, unfortunately its kinda hard task for us to get fresh cranberries:(.

Sushma Mallya said...

Thats a great idea, very innovative and nice one...looks delicious,even the pickle

priya said...

never heard of this!...so new to me!...look so delicious....must try this someday!

Gulmohar said...

What a nifty idea..Thanks for sharing :-)

Karen said...

Stumbled to your site by accident and I am so excited to try your recipes! I love this type of food and have never cooked it. I will be soon! Thanks for creating such a wonderful and informational blog!

<3 Karen

kitchen queen said...

The cranberry rice and pickle look superb and tempting.

Uma said...

nice idea Gita... cranberry rice looks delicious.

Cham said...

Cranbe rice sounds excellent too! All tangy lovers should adore this recipe :)

Malar Gandhi said...

Oh my gosh, what a wild coinsidence is this...y'day I made cranberry rice...just because I miss gooseberries here, just like that flipped and did that. Here you're with the same novel idea:) Like minds work alike...don't they. Too good, man. It looks delicious.

Sarah Naveen said...

Happy Thanks giving...
Both looks absolutely delicious..
I made cranberry pickle too.[:)]...

kothiyavunu said...

Great idea..Looks delicious and never tried with cranberries..would love to give a try..Thanks for sharing.

Padma said...

Looks very delicious Gita.. perfect rice and pickle for the season :)

Nandini said...

Happy Thanksgiving!
Both rice and pickle are delicious! I miss cranberry :(

Sanghi said...

Wow.. delicious healthy recipies gita! If you wish send these to my FIL-Fruits event da!

Sanghi said...

Wow.. delicious healthy recipies gita! If you wish send these to my FIL-Fruits event da!

Soma Pradhan said...

Nice recipe..Heard it for the 1st time

shanthi said...

Thanks to you & your husband for this idea and sharing this recipe

Kanchan said...

Very innovative recipe ! Very nice Gita !

Tina said...

Delicious rice and pickle....

Prathibha said...

hmm never tasted cranberry..but I m sure the rice and pickle tasted delicious...

Kumudha said...

So many delicious recipes here!

Wonderful blog!

Varunavi said...

Rice looks delicious so the pickle :)

Suma Rajesh said...

innovative and unique rice..loved ur pickles tooo

Padhu said...

Really innovative recipe.New comer here.Do drop by http://padhuskitchen.blogspot.com/

Viki's Kitchen said...

kalakkitinga Gita. Cranberry rice seems a very good idea. Love that pickle also very much. Want to have with curd rice.
Btw, what a lovely coincidence...I too posted an authentic tomato rice. Great people think alike ..right:)

Babli said...

Cranberry rice looks delicious. Pickle also looks very nice. Wonderful presentation.
Please collect your award from my blog.

My cooking experiments said...

Cranberry is something that i wanted to use this season too.A novel idea to use it in pulao.The pickle looks great too!A innovative recipe!

Malar Gandhi said...

Happy Thanks Giving, Gita...enjoy ur holidays...

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow...that's an yum looking rice.....love those bright pics...

Valarmathi said...

Looks delicious...

Vaishali said...

The cranberry rice sounds delectable, Gita. Love how it looks. And the cranberry pickle too. Hope you had a great thanksgiving.

forkbootsandapalette said...

beautiful colour..and great idea

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sangeeta said...

first time here n am amazed to see the ways you have used cranberry...great job !!

Shri said...

Great recipe!

Sunshinemom said...

Looks very good!

Animisha said...

When i was new to US, i heard cranberry helps detoxifying and cleans any urinary infection.
I got cranberries to eat and i couldnt so i got cranberry juice but didnt like it too.
After trying your recipies with cranberries now i dont have a questioned face of "How one eat this berry"