Thai Peanut Sauce With Rice

I was discussing the rice dishes I planned for the Blogging Marathon with Jaya, my sister when she suggested this variation of Thai Rice. She said she ate this in a Thai restaurant and felt my older one would love this.

Apparently, the rice is served separately with the vegetables in the peanut sauce served as a side. But she asked me to mix it in Rice and pack it in the lunch boxes for my older one as well as my husband.

Surprisingly my little one also enthusiastically finished her share at lunch at home. :) So for Day 3 of BM #13, here is the recipe..

Ingredients - 

Cooked Rice about 3-4 cups
Onions sliced 1/2 cup
Carrots sliced 2 cups
Green Beans  sliced 1/2 cup
Edamame Beans 1 cup
Salt as needed
Spring onions for garnish
Peanut oil 1 Tbsp
For Thai Peanut Sauce - 
Roasted peanuts  1/2 cup
Garlic 1-2 cloves (or as needed)
Soy Sauce 2 Tbsp (or as needed)
Peanut Oil 1 tsp (or as needed) (Sesame oil recommended)
Sugar 1 tsp (I used brown sugar)
Tamarind paste 1 tsp (or as needed)
Red Chilli Sauce 1 tsp (or as needed) (I used Sriracha chilli sauce)
Coconut Milk 3-4 Tbsp
Thai Peanut Sauce With Rice

Method Of Preparation -
To Prepare the Peanut sauce - 
Grind all the ingredients listed under the peanut sauce to a fine paste and set aside. It would yield about a cup of sauce. 

It can be prepared in advance and refrigerated for up to a week.

To Prepare the Rice -
In a heated wok/kadai, add peanut oil and saute onions until they are golden brown. 

Add the sliced carrots, beans and edamame and saute them until they are just about tender but still retain a crunch. It took me about 10-12 min.

Pour the peanut sauce on to the vegetables and saute until the raw smell of peanuts makes way for an aromatic blend. (About 2-3 min)

Reduce the heat and mix in the rice. Make sure the rice is coated well with the peanut sauce. Sprinkle salt as needed and pack it off to school!

Garnish the rice with spring onions just before serving.

Thai Peanut Sauce With Rice

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#13.

Preparation Time 20 min 
Serves 3-4


  1. Anu Says:
  2. Yum!! Aromatic rice with peanut sauce

  3. Sayali Says:
  4. I am recently trying thai recipes and this is smiply because I love thai cooking and food. You should also try making basil rice...tastes just amazing..I am going to try this one...Did you use Jasmine rice... ?

  5. Rasi Says:
  6. Thats a nice twist to rice..Thai sauce :) b.w i love the blue elephant too!

  7. sangee vijay Says:
  8. superb flavorful n inviting rice...excellent preparation this kind of rice...thanks for sharing!!
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  9. Jay Says:
  10. delicious recipe...looks very appetizing..;)
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  11. Vardhini Says:
  12. Hubby loves Thai cuisine, me not so much. Rice looks delicious.

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  13. Srivalli Says:
  14. I really love how much our family is involved in our recipe finalization...:)..thai rice is interesting..

  15. Hema Says:
  16. Very nice, the peanut sauce sounds so flavorful..

  17. PriyaVaasu Says:
  18. Lovely color!!! looks tempting!!!

  19. Archana Says:
  20. Love this. I am bookmarking it.

  21. Aarthi Says:
  22. Awesome recipe dear. Bookmarked


  23. Rekha shoban Says:
  24. healthy n colourful rice...perfect for lunch box!

  25. hemalata Says:
  26. Delicious recipe,looks so yummy n healthy.

  27. the peanut sauce is called satay and is one of my favorite Thai dishes!

  28. Kanan Says:
  29. wow such a delicious dish. love it

  30. I've been looking for this! Great recipe

  31. Smitha Says:
  32. very yummy and delicious...I love the peanut flavor and I love thai food!

  33. Sumi Says:
  34. Its such and easy and flavourful rice.Bookmarked to try

  35. wonderful recipe..

  36. Chandrani Says:
  37. Very innovative yummy rice.

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  38. lovely marked!

  39. Suma Gandlur Says:
  40. Interesting rice. Love that colorful elephant.

  41. Rujuta Says:
  42. Thanks for sharing the recipe.. Have bookmarked it.. Great recipe and lovely clicks

  43. PJ Says:
  44. Wow what a delightful blend of ingredients and it is indeed a happy time when the lil one 'approve' the packed lunch :)

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