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Instant Peanut Rice Recipe

It is always fun to experiment with different styles in rice. So, today we will cook tasty and flavoured rice with roasted peanut/groundnut and other spices. If you are having a busy morning and don’t have much time on hand to prepare lunch, this recipe can come to your rescue. It is an ideal lunch box recipe for both kids and adults. This recipe is prepared by tossing spicy crushed peanut powder with cooked rice. You can cook this recipe with leftover rice. You can also prepare the peanut mixture a day or two prior and store it in the fridge.

Also, try Lemon Coriander Rice or South Indian Tomato Rice Recipe for a quick and tasty rice recipe.

Let’s quickly get to the making!

How to make Peanut Rice

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Peanut Rice Recipe

Servings 3
Calories 614kcal
Author Siddhi Panchal


  • 2 Cup Rice Cooked
  • 1/3 cup Peanuts
  • 3 Tbsp Coconut Desiccated
  • 2-3 Dry Red chilli
  • 1 Tbsp Sesame seeds
  • 1 Tbsp Chana dal
  • 1 Tbsp Urad dal
  • 1/2 Tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 Tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 Tbsp Tsp Oil
  • 1/4 Tsp Asafoetida
  • Curry leaves
  • Salt to taste


  • Heat the pan on high flame. Add one Tsp. oil and reduce the flame to medium.
  • Add urad dal, chana dal, sesame seeds and peanuts (keep 1 tbsp). Sauté them well for 1 minute.
  • Sprinkle desiccated coconut and dry red chillies. Mix them on low medium flame while mixing the same for a great flavour.
  • Cool the mixture and crush the same into a fine powder.
  • Heat the pan and add the remaining oil. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, asafoetida and remaining peanuts. Sauté it well while mixing.
  • Add curry leaves and above-prepared mixture. Mix it well.
  • Add cooked rice and mix it well. Add salt to taste. Sprinkle 1 tbsp water if required and mix it.
  • Cover the pan with a lid. Cook it for 2-3 minutes. Mix it well and serve. You can also add some lemon juice to taste.


Calories: 614kcal | Carbohydrates: 109g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 294mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 3mg

Easy to cook peanut rice is a common recipe from the south and it can be cooked instantly. It is a perfect dish for your tiffin and can go well with a filter coffee.

Happy cooking!

Nutrition Facts
Peanut Rice Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 614 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Sodium 12mg1%
Potassium 294mg8%
Carbohydrates 109g36%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 16g32%
Calcium 90mg9%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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