Rice Recipes

Rice is one of the staple food of India along with Roti. No South Indian meal is complete with Rice in some form or the other. It is cooked in innumerable ways and you can serve a prepared rice dish for any meal. Sometimes dal is cooked along with rice as in pongal varieties. Coconut, vegetables, lime juice are all used in seasoning along with red and green chillies, pepper, cumin seeds, sesame seeds, dal and curry leaves. Seasoned rice is served with a variety of pachadis and appalams or vadams. Seasoned rice can be used for packed lunches and school tiffin boxes as well.

Simple Rice Recipes

  • Delicious sweet and sour rice with mixed fruits. Ingredients: Almonds – 1 1/2 tblsp Cashew Nuts – 1 1/2 tblsp Raisins – 1 tblsp Mixed Fruits – 1 cup (apple, …

  • A quick and easy recipe that is ideal for school or office lunch or for a quick evening snack. Ingredients: Raw Peanuts – 2 cups Dry Red Chillies – 10 …

  • A great dish for School or Office Lunch. Ingredients: Rice – 2 cups, cooked Mushrooms – 100 gms Onion – 1, finely chopped Tomato – 1, finely chopped Ginger Garlic …

  • A delicious and tasty vegetarian version of Chinese Fried Rice. Kids would love this and makes a great school lunch or after school dish. Ingredients: Rice – 1 cup, cooked …

  • Baby Corn Rice is a simple and easy to make dish for office or school lunch. This can be served with raita or as it is. Ingredients: Basmati Rice –  …

  • Delicious and sweet Pongal made with sugar candy. Ingredients: Raw Rice – 1 cup Milk – 1 cup Kalkandu (Rock Candy) – 1 1/2 cups, powdered Ghee – 8 tsp …

  • A delicious and simple rice dish made with grated (or sliced) green mangoes and rice. Ingredients: Basmati Rice – 2 cups Green Mango – 1 (not too ripe and not …

  • Puliyogare or Puliyodarai is a very popular South Indian Tamarind rice variety. There are quite a few variations and this comes from Mangalore, Karnataka. Ingredients: Rice – 2 cups, cooked …

  • Simple, delicious and anytime rice dish cooked in Maharashtrian style. Ingredients: Rice – 2 cups Green Peas – 1 cup, shelled Capsicums – 4, finely chopped Tomatoes – 4, finely …

  • A simple and delicious rice from Nellore, Andhra Pradesh. Serve with papads or appalam. Ingredients: Rice – 500 gms, cooked Sambar Onions – 20 to 25, finely chopped Tomatoes – …

  • A classic indo-chinese recipe that is best served with onion raita. Ingredients: Basmati Rice – 1 cup, cooked Button Mushrooms – 3 to 4, sliced Onion – 1, sliced Chilli …

  • Ingredients: Raw Rice – 2 cups Dried Karamani (Cowpeas/Black Eyed Peas) – 1/4 cup, soaked in water for 15 to 30 minutes Green Karamani – 50 gms, long, chopped into …

  • Ingredients: Rice – 1 cup, cooked Coconut – 2 to 3 tblsp, desiccated Zest and Juice of 1/2 Lime Coriander Leaves – few, chopped Peanuts or Cashewnuts – 1/2 tsp, …

  • A delicious and popular Indo-Chinese dish, this is the vegetarian schezwan fried rice. Ingredients: Rice – 2 cups French Beans – 1 cup, finely chopped Carrot – 1 cup, finely …

  • Ingredients: Rice – 2 cups, cooked Onions – 2, finely chopped Carrot – 4, grated Green Peas – 1/2 cup, boiled Garlic – 4 cloves Green Chillies – 4 Ginger …

  • A healthy and delicious recipe made with soya chunks. Add vegetables of choice. Ingredients: Soya Chunks – 10 Basmati Rice – 1 1/2 cups Green Peas – 1/2 cup Onions …

  • Ingredients: Pachai Payaru (Green Gram) – 1/2 cup Raw Rice – 1/2 cup Onions – 2, finely chopped Tomatoes – 2, finely chopped Green Chillies – 2, finely chopped Black …

  • Curd rice is often called as Bagala Bath amongst Tamil Brahmin community in South India. Ingredients: Raw Rice – 2 cups Milk – 1/2 cup Thick Curd – 2 1/2 …

  • Ingredients: Vazhakkai (Raw Banana / Plantain) – 1 Rice – 1 cup, cooked Black Karamani (Black-eyed Peas) – 1/4 cup Peppercorns – 1 tsp Green Chillies – 3, chopped Cumin …

  • Ingredients: Ginger – 2 tblsp, minced Coconut Milk – 2 cup Basmati Rice – 2 cups Water – 2 cups Salt as per taste Black Pepper Powder as per taste …

  • Dodyonam (also known as Curd Rice) is a traditional Brahmin (Iyengar) dish made during special occasions or during festivals. It is also offered as a prasadam in temples. Ingredients: Rice …

  • Puli Aval is a popular South Indian dish made with poha (beaten rice flakes) and tamarind. Similar to an upma, it is served as a breakfast dish and has no …

  • Ingredients: Rice – 1 cup, cooked Cucumber Seedss – 1/4 cup Gasa Gasa – 1/4 cup Dry Red Chillies – 4 Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp Bengal Gram Dal – …