Onion Rice

About a couple decades back, as kids, we would have eaten this simple onion rice umpteen number of times. My mom would prepare this humble rice loaded with peanuts on weekend mornings for breakfast usually with leftover rice. 

Now it is my turn to treat my kids with this simple and ever so popular rice. So here it is for the final post of BM 13.

Ingredients - 

Onions chopped 1 cup
Rice 1 cup
Salt as needed
Turmeric 1/4 tsp
Green Chillies 1 (or as needed)
Ginger 1/4 inch or less (or as needed)
Lemon Juice as needed
Seasoning (Oil 1 Tbsp, Chana Dal 1 tsp, Urad Dal 1 tsp, Jeera 1/2 tsp, Mustard Seeds 1/2 tsp, Asafoetida a pinch, Curry Leaves few, Peanuts 1/2 cup)

Method Of Preparation -

Cook rice in your preferred method and spread it our in a wide plate to let it cool.

In a heated wok/kadai, add oil and the rest of the ingredients. After the mustard seeds pop and the dals are golden brown, saute onions until they are translucent.

I made a paste of green chillies and ginger and added it to the sauteed onions. Minced ginger and chopped green chillies would be fine too. I usually add a few coriander leaves but not this time.

Add turmeric and salt, mix well and reduce heat. Add the cooled rice and mix well till the rice blends into the onion mixture. 

Squeeze in some lemon juice and it is ready to go into a lunch box!

Onion Rice

Here is a recap of the past fortnight..
The first week of Rasams..

The second week of Kid friendly Rice Dishes..

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

Preparation Time 20 min 
Serves about 2 kids
Posted by Harini R on Wednesday, February 29, 2012


  1. Unknown Says:
  2. yummy yummy rice...I like this even with poha!!

  3. Ambika Says:
  4. This rice sounds so yummy!! We also make a very similar version with leftover rice. This is a recipe that never disappoints!

  5. Simply yummy and mouthwatering onion rice. Wonderfully prepared.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  6. Unknown Says:
  7. Onion rice looks yummy.

    Cuisine Delights
    My First Event - "COLOURFUL HOLI".

  8. Srivalli Says:
  9. That's very surprising my mom has never made this rice for us..this surely sounds so yum, will have to try for my kids..glad you could do the BM..

  10. Onion rice sounds nice and delicious too.

  11. Onion rice sounds nice and delicious too.

  12. thisi s very new recipe for me...also lovely pics, glad to do BM with u Harini

  13. Sangeetha M Says:
  14. this sounds so yumm, i made it in different way, yours with ginger-green chilli paste sounds bit spicy n flavorful...let me try this soon..perfect for lunch box too!!
    Its so fun doing Marathon with U...liked your space n recipes n wanna follow U :) if u wish join me too :)Thank You Harnini!!

  15. Vardhini Says:
  16. Love the peanuts in the rice. Glad to have run the marathon with you Harini.

  17. beautiful looking rice dish

  18. Nupur Says:
  19. I have never tried peanuts with onion in this kind o fried rice. am sure it must taste divine..

    you could link it to my new event
    For U - MUM''

    UK Rasoi

  20. Shobha Says:
  21. My mom used to make this always with the left over rice.

  22. Padmajha Says:
  23. Absolutely delicious looking rice...

  24. Archana Says:
  25. looks so yummy. i can eat it all.

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