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Peanut rice recipe | lunch box recipes

by Jeyashri suresh
Peanut rice is a simple and easy lunch box recipe . My mother in law used to make this very often , she adds sesame seeds to this. I made this for this Kannum pongal . If you are a peanut fan like me, you will surely like this rice. Do try this easy lunch box recipe.


Peanut Rice

  Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 15Mins |   Serves : 2

    Cooked Rice   1/2 cup
    Roasted Peanuts  3-4 Tblsp
    Red chilli   3-4
    Dry coconut | Kopparai  3-4 Tblsp
     Oil    1 tsp
    Mustard seeds 1/4 tsp
   Curry leaves   Few

Peanut rice 1


  • Cook the rice and spread it in a wide plate. Let the rice be grainy without sticking to each other.
  • Dry roast the red chilli and and dry coconut till the coconut becomes golden brown.
  • Grind this is in a mixer and in the lastly add the roasted peanuts and pulse once. Let the peanuts be coarse.

peanut rice
spice mix

  • Add the ground mix to the cooked rice and mix evenly. You can grease your hands with oil or ghee and mix the rice. This will help in keeping the rice moist and not becoming too dry. Temper with mustard seeds and curry leaves. Check for salt.
  • I didn’t add much salt as the roasted peanuts which i have added had salt in it.

peanut rice
verkadalai sadam

  • Verkadalai sadam is ready. You can simply pack this with papad or vadam.

Peanut rice 3


  1. If using raw peanuts, roast them separately and phew the  skin.
  2. If adding sesame seeds, white will be good. Roast them along with coconut and chilli.
  3. Fresh coconut can also be used. Roast them till the moisture is completely gone.

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Raks anand January 20, 2014 - 10:46 am

Super combo..my eyes goes to the colorful fryums 🙂

AparnaRajeshkumar January 20, 2014 - 10:47 am

nice combo .. must be tasty too

Hari Chandana P January 20, 2014 - 12:35 pm

My mom used to make this rice.. looks amazing!!

Veena Theagarajan January 20, 2014 - 1:30 pm

my kids most fav rice.. looks so tempting.. Love the side dish too

Madhavi K January 20, 2014 - 1:52 pm

Such a nice recipe for those busy days. Will surely try some time.

Divya Shivaraman January 20, 2014 - 2:39 pm

looks fabulous

Hema January 20, 2014 - 3:22 pm

This sounds so easy yet looks very tasty, going to try this out..

Sona S January 21, 2014 - 3:20 am

peanut rice looks really delicious.

nandoos Kitchen January 21, 2014 - 5:18 am

delicious rice.

Tinku Ji January 21, 2014 - 5:42 am

Wonderful rice… bookmarked

Rafeeda AR January 21, 2014 - 7:05 am

this looks so crunchy….

Kaveri Venkatesh January 21, 2014 - 7:26 am

Very healthy and protein rich rice with lovely flavors Jeyashri..looks delicious

roshini January 21, 2014 - 10:00 am

Should we not add salt to this recipe?

Uma Ramanujam January 21, 2014 - 10:54 am

Attartive rice n colourful fryums… i like the crunchy whole peanuts which look even more inviting.

pratima January 21, 2014 - 4:48 pm

what about oil,mustard seeds and curry leaves mentioned in the ingredients??no mention in method–

Hamaree Rasoi January 21, 2014 - 4:58 pm

colorful and delicious looking rice.

Nidhi S January 21, 2014 - 5:41 pm

Ahh!! My son loves peanuts!! I think he will surely love it.. I will surprise him by sending it to his lunch box in next week on his birthday.. He will surely be excited. Thanks for the right recipe at the exact time. I have already booked all the ingredients from https://qusec.in/ and will do a trial run in this week and the final go will be next week. Thanks again!!

jeyashri suresh January 22, 2014 - 12:09 pm

@pratima and @roshini, Updated now in the recipe. thanks for pointing out.

Nandini February 26, 2014 - 5:20 pm

Hi Jeyashri, I tried your peanut rice recipe and it was great! Its super quick and easy, and perfect when there is have leftover rice. Thank you!


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