Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Guava rice

Guava is such a great fruit, which is hardly seen here. I remember those childhood days, when we had a guava tree which gave enormous amount of fruits. We used to distribute them to all our friends in our neighborhood.  It is as sweet as sugar. I never knew the greatness of the fruit then as much we know now.

Recently, I heard from a relation to my husband was just saying about the recipe he made (70+ old man) was Guava rice. As he is a diabetic patient, he was sharing all the healthy recipes that he prepares to support his health. Since then I wanted to try this guava rice. And its almost 7months, only now I have this recipe ready for you.

Guava rice taste similar to coconut rice.  Since this rice is made to be part of healthy diet, I have included only such ingredients. You can modify, include more or exclude anything to suit your taste. But this recipe as such is just delectable.

You need:
Cooked Basmati rice - 2 cups
Guava - 1/2 (moderately ripened) shredded
Green chillies - 4 to 5
Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp
ginger paste - 1/4 tsp
Olive oil - to saute
curry leaves - few
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp for tampering
Urad & channa dhal - 1 tsp for tampering

Shred the Guava and keep aside.  Heat oil in a skillet, add the tampering ingredients. Once done, add the ginger paste and saute for a while. Noe add curry leaves and green chillies. Then add safoetida and then the shredded guava. Keep in low flame and saute like how we turn the dosa from one side to other. Guava will tend to get mushy, do the sauteing slowly.
There is no hard and fast rule for so much of time to saute. Do it for a while, then add salt and switch off the flame. Now add the cooked rice (which is not hot, as it will make the rice mushy). Mix it well and serve with chutney or any veggie of your choice.
I had them with tindora fry and my walnut chutney

I'm sending this to Love Lock with Rice started by me and hosted by Tomato Blues


  1. Hi.. great recipe. thanks for linking it to my event. PLEASE link to Smita's announcement page too. It is there in the rules of the event.
    Never heard of guava rice before! And really healthy!
    Kavi | Edible Entertainment

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  2. Hey!! I am saying wow!! Guava rice what an intriguing recipe:) Loved your space dear. First time here. Do visit mine sometime

  3. Thanks so much for linking your entry/ies to my HCC event & making it a huge success! Find your entry in the Roundup Part I , Part II or Part III (to be uploaded tomorrow)
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  4. WoW! This is a great recipe Girl! glad to follow you & hope the same from you.

  5. Guava in rice, what an amazing combination ! Looks inviting :)
    First time here you have a lovely space, following you :)

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