September 1, 2016

Herbed Rice and Fish

My recent visit to a famous Restaurant Chilly's in Hyderabad made me to try this flavourful and delicious rice. With the remembrance of taste, tried to replicate the dish which became a huge hit among family members. I have used olive oil for cooking both rice and fish which can also be replaced with flavoured butter. In addition, it makes the dish more tasty and rich. The addition of basmati rice in this recipe enhances the flavour of rice. This recipe is easy to prepare, gives a wonderful aroma while cooking and tastes delicious.

Ingredients :

For Herbed Rice :

1 Cup Basmati rice 
2 Cups Water 
1 Tbsp Olive oil 
1 Tbsp Garlic pods, Finely chopped 
1/2 Tsp Dried Basil leaves 
1/2 Tsp Dried Oregano 
1/2 Tsp Dried Dill leaves
1/2 Tsp Lemon grass powder 
1/4 Tsp Pepper powder 
Salt to taste 
2 - 3 Tbsp Parsley leaves, chopped 

For Herbed Fish :

2 Basa Fillets 
1 1/2 Tsp Garlic powder 
2 Tsp Dried Basil leaves
2 Tsp Dried Oregano 
1 Tsp Pepper powder 
1 Tsp Dried Dill leaves
3 Tbsp Parsley leaves, finely chopped 
Salt to taste 
3 Tbsp Olive oil 

Method :

For Herbed Fish :

Mix all the herbs in a small bowl and add salt followed by olive oil.

Mix well and rub all over the fish fillets.

Marinate it for 30 minutes.

Heat a grill pan, smear oil and grill the marinated fish till it gets cooked.

Brush little olive oil or butter on top of fish while cooking.

Carefully remove the cooked fish from the grill pan and keep aside.

For Herbed Rice :

Wash and soak the basmati rice for 20 minutes.

Heat olive oil in a deep pan and add the chopped garlic pods.

Saute for half a minute and add all the herbs ( basil, oregano, dill and lemon grass powder ) except pepper powder and parsley leaves.

Add the measured amount of water and the required amount of salt.

Once the water starts boiling, drain the water from the rice and add it to the boiling water.

Simmer the flame, cover the pan with a lid or aluminium foil and cook it for 15 - 20 minutes.

Once the rice gets cooked, add pepper powder and parsley to the rice.

Mix gently without breaking the rice and keep it aside for 10 minutes.

Serve hot.

Serving Options :

Serve herbed rice along with herbed fish, mashed potato and steamed veggies.


  1. I love adding herbs to dishes it really enhances the flavours. I love your rice, it looks very tasty.

  2. Looks great, love the green on the side.

  3. Simple and flavourful platter.. loving it !

  4. Thanks for sharing such beautiful information with us. I hope you will share some more information about herbed rice. Please keep sharing.
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