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I had got a bunch of celery for my GM diet and I still have lots left 😛 I can prepare soups only in the weekend, weekdays it is quite impossible. So tried this celery rice instead of wasting them. It is quite simple. For working women this can be an easy lunch packed.

Some Celery health benefits

  • Great choice as a weight watcher.
  • It reduces inflammation.
  • It aids digestion.
  • Reduces stress.
  • Reduces bad cholesterol.
  • Lowers blood pressure.



Celery : 1/4 cup chopped

Basmathi rice : 1 cup

Onion : 1/2 of large chopped

Tomato : 1/2 of large chopped

Green Chili : 1 chopped

Cumin seeds : 1/2 teaspoon

Fennel seeds : 1/2 teaspoon

Oil : 1 teaspoon

Curry Leaves : few

Turmeric powder : a pinch

Garam masala : 1/4 teaspoon (optional)

Salt : as required

Water : 2 cups


  • Wash and soak Basmathi rice for 15 mins.
  • Heat oil in pressure cooker. Add cumin seeds, fennel seeds, when they change color add curry leaves.
  • Next add onions and let it turn translucent.
  • Add the celery and cook for 3 to 4 mins. Now add the tomato. Tomato should get smashed well. Now add salt, turmeric powder and garam masala(if using).
  • Drain water from rice and put it in the cooker. Saute well for few mins.
  • Now add water and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  • Serve with raita or Yogurt 🙂

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