Peanut rice is an easy comfort variety rice. I prepare this in a jiffy and always handy for the lunch box.
🍚 Cooking rice
- You can use leftover rice, preferably separate grains. You can also cook rice specifically but with less water ratio comparatively. I usually use Sona masuri, for 1 cup rice I use 2 & ¼ cup water. You can adjust this from 2 cups - 2 & ½ cups depending on the rice variety.
- Wash the rice well for 2-3 times until the water runs clear. Add measured water and pressure cook for 3-4 whistles in medium flame after pressure builds up. Once pressure releases naturally, spread cooked rice in a broad plate or mixing bowl.
Add a drizzle of sesame oil or ghee to prevent sticking together. Cool down before mixing it to peanut mixture.
I used roasted peanuts available in shops, but if you are having raw peanuts, you can easily roast the peanuts at home.
Stove top - Heat a pan and dry roast the peanuts in in medium flame first for 2 mins. Later, put the flame to low and stir occasionally. You will see the peanuts crack open as it gets roasted. Never do in high flame as it will result in uneven roasting.
Oven - You can roast the peanuts in oven too. I usually buy raw peanuts and roast it as soon as I open the pack and then store it. Spread the peanuts in a baking sheet as single layer. Pre-heat oven at 170 deg C for 10 mins.
Roast the peanuts in middle rack for 5 mins first. Then rotate the tray or stir the peanuts and again bake for 3-5 mins or until the peanuts or roasted. Keep an eye after first five minutes as depending on your oven, you can change the timing.
I always love all mixed rice varieties. I don’t even need any side dish, just a papad or vadavam is enough for me and I eat unlimited . For the same reason I rarely make, since vj also doesn’t prefer any mixed rice variety.
He says it's too dry to eat that it chokes. I make a kootu to ease this and it works perfect in my family.
When it comes to food, me and Vj are just contrast. I though rarely give him once in a while for his lunch. And I beg to adjust for a day. But today I just made for myself and made it spicy as I wanted to eat something spicy to melt down my blocked nose.
Peanut rice recipe, easy lunch box ideas
- 1 cup Rice I used raw rice
- ½ cup Roasted peanuts
- ⅛ teaspoon Turmeric
- 1 tablespoon Ghee/ sesame oil
- ¾ teaspoon Sesame seeds - ¾ tsp
- 3 Red chilles - 3
- ¼ cup Grated coconut
- ½ tablespoon Oil
- ½ teaspoon Mustard
- 1 teaspoon Urad dal
- 1 teaspoon Chana dal
- 1 Curry leaves sprig
- Pressure cook rice and cool down to make the cooked grains separate by adding required salt and ghee/sesame oil.
- De skin the peanuts. Roast the sesame seeds, chilli and lastly add the coconut and fry until golden.
- Powder the chilli first roughly and then add other roasted items and peanuts. Grind into a coarse powder.
- Temper with the items given under ‘To temper’ table and add turmeric to it. Add it to the rice and mix well.
- I always soak rice for long hours to cook it with very less water and that gives u separate grains as well as soft to eat.
- You can even add more sesame if you like to have that flavor dominating.
- The ingredient ratio is different from the original recipe to adjust my taste.
1. First, pressure cook rice and cool down to make the cooked grains separate by adding required salt and ghee/sesame oil.
2. Skin off the peanuts. Roast the sesame seeds, chilli and lastly add the coconut and fry until golden.
3. Powder the chilli first roughly and then add other roasted items and peanuts. Grind into a coarse powder.
4. Temper with the items given under ‘To temper’ table and add turmeric to it. Add it to the rice and mix well.
Serve with papad or any vadams, or if you like with any kootu or spicy curry.
wow i love these kind of simple rices..too good perfect for lunch box..
Our family too prefers such simple rice varieties.
This will be perfect for my daughter's lunch box...Nice clicks
That's too yummy and delicious.
I guess if cooked in Sesame oil itself it would give the taste of Puliodharai. Loved the clicks Raji. Thanks for sharing this simple one pot meal. A real timer saver for packing lunch boxes.
wow marvellous recipe,very easy to prepare n tasty too...I always break my head wat to pack for the lunch...Will try this ...The serving dish luks so cute:)
In my mil's house I used to make this every saturday.It has been ages since i made this.wonderful presentation. I remember those days there will be a cookery programme by mallika badrinath in Jaya TV and my Mil used to see that regularly and i follow the same recipe .
Cool recipe..one more addition to my hubby's lunch box!
very healthy and appetizing recipe
oooh lovely ! curry leaves make pics look so good no? 🙂
Curry leaves definitely adds elegance to the pics. agree with nags. Nice lunch box idea and simple to make.
nice recipe... can u post recipes for diabetic peoples... they too enjoy...
Looks so flavourful and yummy....even I too love variety rice, and I luv peanuts so this should be a winner 🙂 Luved the 2nd click very much!
i used to make paste and keep it in the fridge....but this is really very simple n taste idea..my hubby always want variety rice for his lunch box...surely will try it...lovely click as usual..nice presentation too!!
Have U tried it adding garlic?.Neat and Yumm and delicious Lunch box recipe.Luv it.
Each n every rice granule is trying 2 pop out which makes it more appetizing...looks yumm...even I posted a rice variety today..same pinch..:)
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I must come and live with you for a month so that i can indulge in all these dishes. looks super yumm.
Flavourful n delcious rice... presentation is simply very attractive n appealing to the eyes...
Lovely Presentation raks!!! I too have tried this rice!!! Yummy n Flavourful!!!
Exotic!!! No doubt it is easy and well fit with the lunch box.
Never heard of this before will surely try!
very flavorful n interesting lunch box menu...fabulous cliks ..;)
Simple and healthy lunch box recipe
I never tasted this rice...Thanks for the recipe,bookmarking it...Nice virtual treat as always.. 🙂
I tried this a couple of days back. It came out really well and it was very easy to prepare.The pic looks amazing.
Super delicious rice, flavourful one pot meal.
OMG,very tempting recipe dear...Amazing clicks.Loved ur rice n the presentation too gud...
Yummy ...so flavourful and nice pics
Delicious. Hosting an event which I am calling Back to our Roots Also hosting for Nov’11 Veggie Food for the Month_Raw Banana.
have never tried peanuts with rice...that looks really good..Will surely try it..
I love variety rice dishes too.. Same case in our home.. He is not a big fan.. Love this peanut rice very much. Awesome presentation and especially love the kadai.
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Not a fan of mixed rice as well,other than pulao and Biryani:).Love the pics though!
Wow...awesome recipe raji...indha week fulla am making only these kinda of variety rice for lunch box 🙂
Wow yummy and simple rice i too prepare this rice its really yummy.
beautiful recipe. perfect for packed lunches.
Thxs for sharing this simple one pot meal...perfect for lunchbox!!
Peanut rice is new to me,can imagine the flavor..yum
looks simple and delicious!
simple n flavorful recipe..
Love the nutty,flavorful rice ~ can imagine all the yummy flavors in there 🙂
Lovely one.. Perfect for the lunch box..
Love the recipe. And I love rice and try to make it in different ways. This looks like a wonderfully flavorful rice!
nice recipe... delicious and healthy..
I make this often too. I add also the sesame seeds roasted and powdered! Very flavoursome rice!
very nice rice preparation..
wow! this defenitely is a must hv! So flavouful..yumm! bookmarked
I like the peanut and the sesame combination. savory or sweet..this is a great combo!! And i join your club..:) I like the mixed rice too..!! Nice recipe..:))
Looks so tempting and delicious. Nice dish.
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wow, so simple and super delicious rice, bookmarked it dear..
Lovely rice dear.Send one parcel....
interesting lunch box menu.. bookmarked it 🙂
That looks great Raks!! Great one pot meal!!what a lovely clicks!! Loved that pan:-)
looks simple and delicious raji 🙂
beautiful clicks as usual...
will soon give a try.
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I like the idea of this peanut rice for a lunch box. Love all the spices you put in there. Looks very delicious.
One pot meals are always my fav and they make great lunck box menu too.
Saw these pics on foodgawker and tastespotting...your pics have always inspired me...they are very crisp and correctly exposed..and always love the vibrant colours.
Yummy rice Raji! And superb and clear shots!!!
rice dish looks too good,nice clicks.thank you for commenting on my post...Iam truly honored.i consider your blog to be one of the best blog on the block...thank you
Thats such a flavourful and delicious rice dish.
Will try this sometime,my son gonna luv this,..
Prepared the peanut rice yesterday and must say this one is a rich and flavourful rice and we loved it! Thanks for the recipe!
uraippu,upphu serthachu but what to add for pulippu?!do adding tamarind extract tastes good in this recipe?!i think,adding tamarind extract results in puliyodharai with coconuts!!OMG am confused...
raks y are the recipies 1. Coriander rice 2. Small potato briyani not available in ur blog... Kindly do the needful please.
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Raks, Firstly, Thank you very much for sharing this amazing recipe. It is Fabulous and perfectly suits for a Weekend luncheon too. I prepared the dish and it was lip smacking. I had one query though: How did you manage to grind the Peanut mixture as a fine powder ? Mine turned out to be a thick paste. Kindly share your tips about the same.
how did u rolled the pappad. i want to try it.please share.
I toast the papad on a tawa with oil and roll when it is hot.
Easy, tasty, peanut rice recipe, which is just what I was looking for, thank you. I missed out on the Urad/Chana dal and curry leaves as I didn't possess any. Will definitely look forward to making again. 🙂
Thank you for your feedback 🙂