How to make Citrusy Babycorn Rice -

Deliciously tangy, rice cooked with babycorns and orange juice.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Babycorn (बेबी कॉर्न), Rice (चावल)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Rice

Citrusy Babycorn Rice

Citrusy Babycorn Rice Recipe Card


Hindi: makai
Corn was indigenous to America, but is now grown throughout the world. It is used as a vegetable, briefly boiled or roasted or eaten with butter. And it would also interest you to know that the favourite popcorn, made by popping the small corn kernels, is a wholesome cereal food and is easily digested. Besides this, corn sees its use in various other ways – salads, soups, subzis and even sweets too!

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Citrusy Babycorn Rice Recipe

  • Babycorn cut diagonally 6-8

  • Rice soaked 1 1/2 cups

  • Salt to taste

  • Cornflour/ corn starch 3 tablespoons

  • Orange juice 2 cups

  • Vegetable stock 3 cups

  • Orange 1

  • Star anise 1

  • Oil 4 tablespoons

  • Ginger sliced 1 inch piece

  • Sugar 2 tablespoons

  • Cinnamon powder 1/4 teaspoon


Step 1

Take babycorns in a bowl. Add salt, one tablespoon cornflour and two tablespoons orange juice and mix. Heat three tablespoons oil in a pan. Add the babycorns and cook on low heat.

Step 2

Heat another pan. Add rice and vegetable stock and cook on medium heat. Take an orange and slice a thin sheet from its peel. Further chop it fine. Peel the orange and separate the segments.

Step 3

Peel the segments and remove the seeds. Add salt and star anise to the rice and continue to cook.

Step 4

Heat the remaining oil in another pan, add ginger and sauté till lightly browned. Add orange peel and the remaining orange juice and mix. Add sugar, salt and cinnamon powder and mix.

Step 5

Mix the remaining cornflour in quarter cup of water and add to the sauce and cook till it thickens. Once the rice is cooked strain it. Add orange segments to the sauce and mix.

Step 6

To serve put the rice in a bowl, top it with the babycorns and pour the sauce over. 

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