Avocado Rice

Sometimes the most tense moments for me are those when my husband willfully goes to a farmer's market. He says that the vegetables there are so fresh and tempting that he gets unusual amounts of them for throwaway prices. The other day he really tested my limits by getting home a crate full of avocados. 

To top it all, he had a list of recipes at the top of his head which I could make using avocados. He said he was ready for all those and many more!!

But I must say the rice I made with avocados will be made once or twice more before the they are done. The kids also loved it. I made the rice with some traditional south Indian dishes and the fusion worked out well for us. Check it out for Day 1 Week 1 of BM #31 under the theme 'Main Course Dishes'.

Here in the picture are Avocado Rice, Green Apple Pickle, Kobbari Pachadi, Plain Dal with Garlic Tadka and Plain Rice.

Avocado Rice

Ingredients - 

Rice, cooked 2 cups
Turmeric a pinch
Onions finely chopped 1/2 cup
Avocado pulp 1/2 cup
Garlic + Green Chillies + Cilantro, crushed 2 Tbsp
Salt as needed
Lime Juice as needed
Tomatoes, seeded and finely chopped 2 Tbsp
Oil 1 TbspOptional -
Vegetables (Bell Peppers finely chopped, corn boiled, Carrot grated etc) as needed
Boiled Black or Red beans as needed

Avocado Rice

Method Of Preparation -

In a bowl, mix the mashed avocado and set aside.

In a heated pan add oil and saute onions until they are translucent. Remove from fire and add garlic-green chillies-cilantro coarse mixture. 

Sprinkle salt and turmeric and mix well. Add in the mashed avocado and mix in the cooked rice as well.

Adjust the flavors and squeeze the lime juice. Garnish with chopped tomato and serve. [If using the optional veggies and beans now is the time to add them.]

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#31.

Preparation Time 15 min
Makes a little more than 2 cups
Posted by Harini R on Saturday, August 3, 2013


  1. Pavani Says:
  2. I love avocado with rice too. But never tried it with other Indian dishes. Will have to try your version soon. Rice looks so colorful and the whole plate is making me hungry @ 11:20PM (strange?????) :-)

  3. very interesting recipe! I also like your green apple pickle. I have made apple thokku, but these look just like our raw mango pickle...Lovely presentation :)

  4. Saras Says:
  5. Never tried this recipe..Love to try this.. Truly delicious Harini..

  6. Srivalli Says:
  7. That's really very interesting rice Harini. I have not yet tasted Avacado. And yes this happens with my Dad when he does vegetable shopping, gets so many of things we will have no clue as to what to do..:)..guess we all come across this often..

  8. Denny Says:
  9. I love avocado and always add in my chapati dough. Didn't think of making avocado rice. Bookmarking to try soon.

  10. Sona Says:
  11. Flavorful and healthy rice.

  12. Preetha Says:
  13. Good recipe

  14. Delicious and healthy avocado rice. Wonderfully prepared.

  15. Rajani S Says:
  16. The rice looks very nice Harini.
    Good to know that you too dread your husband's purchases at times ;-)

  17. wow ..tata s very unique rice ..

  18. Now that is a healthy rice. Growing up in coorg, Avacados called a sbutter fruit there was available in plenty. We only made custard out of it & never knew that this fruit could be used in making so many dishes. Now I live in a country where I have to pay $4 for 3 fruit:)

  19. The rice looks very nice. The whole spread is making me so hungry...

  20. Priya Suresh Says:
  21. Omg, avocoda with indian spices, thats surely very innovative.

  22. Unknown Says:
  23. perfect east meets west recipes.... avocado in Indian spices!!!


  24. preeti garg Says:
  25. Lovely and healthy rice recipe with avocado.

  26. divya Says:
  27. Oh this looks yum!!!

  28. Padmajha Says:
  29. First time I am hearing about this rice. I have seen avocados around here but they are very,very pricey. Maybe I should get one and try this dish . And the whole platter sounds so tempting Harini...

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