May 2, 2010

Yellow Rice

Yellow rice is the best way to use any leftover rice. It requires very less time to prepare and needs no curries, no daal to enjoy.

Ingredients: Serves: 2

1 cup cooked fresh or leftover Rice
2 tsp Chopped Green Chili
1/2 cup Chopped Cilantro
1 tsp Turmeric Powder
1/2 cup chopped Onion
1/2 cup roasted peanut crush
6 - 7 Curry Leaves
Salt to taste
1 tsp Sugar
Lemon Juice
For seasoning: 4 tsp Oil, 1 tsp Mustard Seeds, 1 tsp Cumin Seeds, Pinch of Asafoetida (hing)


1. Break the rice lumps if any by hand.

2. Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add mustard seeds and when they splutter add Cumin seeds and asafoetida. Immediately add curry leaves and green chili, chopped onion and saute till onion turns transparent.

4. Now add turmeric powder and rice and mix it well so that the yellow color of turmeric spreads evenly.

5. Now add salt, sugar, peanut crush, 3-4 drops of lemon juice, chopped coriander and mix again. Lid and let it cook for 2-3 minutes and serve hot.


  1. Love it, I love to make this when we have leftover rice.

  2. Hey Sayali, I am going to give this rice a try tonight! Luckily, I have leftover rice in my fridge that is screaming to be used up! Thanks for this easy and quikc recipe.

  3. Hi sayali, thanks for your lovely comment, and nice way to use leftover rice, it does look very delicious and very quick to do as well...thanks for sharing...

  4. Great way to use leftover rice, sounds delicious, thanks for sharing dear..

  5. I make this alot its so easy and quick.Beautiful click and presentation.

  6. I love the part where u add peanut new to me and it adds such nice crunch to the dish! :)


  7. Sayali thanks a lot for visiting my blog and leaving ur kind comments :) We call this as talimpu annam meaning tempered rice. Your blog looks awesome...happy blogging :)

  8. Thats what even i do with leftover rice and I love this rice...Lovely clicks dear.

  9. this is a great option when there is leftover rice .. looks good

  10. I always made it but only with onions. Never tried with all these ingredients. Looks yummy.

  11. Thanks for stopping by my space....
    Nice idea of using the leftover rice...

    Thx. or sharing :-)

    Love to follow u...

  12. u got a really yummy blog here!! followin religiously henceforth :D

  13. Lovely rice..Thanks a lot for stopping by our space, Sayali. You have an awesome space here. Glad to follow you too :)


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