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November 9, 2009


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I learnt this from my neighbor.Yesterday when i was chatting with her , she told me about this rice . I tried on the same day .It was very tasty .I made it with left over rice i made for lunch.Its not necessary tat the rice should be separate or grainy..Simple ingredients and can be made in jiffy.

garlic rice 1

Ingredients :
  • Rice – 1/2 cup
  • Garlic  bulbs -  2 nos (Peel the skin and crush the whole ones just with a ladle)
  • Small Onions – 10 nos (finely chopped ) ( replace with 1 big onion, finely chopped)
  • Green chilly – 2 nos (slit cut)
  • Salt – as needed.
  • Coconut oil or ghee - 1 tbsp
To temper:
  • Cooking oil – 2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1 tsp
  • Red chilly – 1 no (pinched into two)
  • Curry leaves – a few.
Method :
  • Pressure cook the rice and set aside.
  • In a kadai , add 2 tbsp of oil and temper with mustard , urad dal and red chilly and curry leaves.
  • Then add the crushed garlic , small onions, green chillies and saute till garlic turne golden brown.
  • Finally add everything to the cooked rice and mix well by adding salt.
  • Add a tbsp of coconut oil / ghee and serve hot !!
No side dish is required.If desired ,have with pickle..

garlic rice 2


Garlic has long been considered a herbal "wonder drug", with a reputation in folklore for preventing everything from the common cold and flu to the Plague! It has been used extensively in herbal medicine (phytotherapy, sometimes spelt phitotherapy). Raw garlic is used by some to treat the symptoms of acne and there is some evidence that it can assist in managing high cholesterol levels. It can even be effective as a natural mosquito repellent.
In general, a stronger tasting clove of garlic has more sulphur content and hence more medicinal value it's likely to have. Some people have suggested that organically grown garlic tends towards a higher sulphur level and hence greater benefit to health. In my experience it certainly tastes better so I buy organic whenever possible whether or not it's best for my health.
Some people prefer to take garlic supplements. These pills and capsules have the advantage of avoiding garlic breath.
Modern science has shown that garlic is a powerful natural antibiotic, albeit broad-spectrum rather than targeted. The body does not appear to build up resistance to the garlic, so its positive health benefits continue over time.
Healthy Antioxidant
Studies (2) have shown that garlic - especially aged garlic - can have a powerful antioxidant effect. Antioxidants can help to protect the body against damaging "free radicals".
Raw garlic is very strong, so eating too much could produce problems, for example irritation of or even damage to the digestive tract.
There are a few people who are allergic to garlic. Symptoms of garlic allergy include skin rash, temperature and headaches. Also, garlic could potentially disrupt anti-coagulants, so it's best avoided before surgery. As with any medicine, always check with your doctor first and tell your doctor if you are using it.


Mor  kuzhambu & Raw banana kootu from jeyshri’s kitchen:

Simple to prepare and delicious dishes from jeyshri’s kitchen.Thanks dear , it was a nice combo.We relished it..
mor kulambu & raw banana kootu from Jayshree


  1. hi, its looks amazing and nice click.

  2. I will try,looks good and sounds simple to make too!

  3. I love the flavour of garlic in any dishes.This looks yummy and delicious.Definitely give a try.

  4. the rice should be like thayir (curd rice) saadham consistency, right? must be great with some mango pickle!

  5. hi Chitra,
    I would love to try it a garlic lover :) this prep seems to be easy and tasty!
    Nice t&t dear, nice snaps too!

  6. Looks wonderful,will give a try :)

  7. Garlic as anything definitely gonna be my favourite, this garlic rice looks prefect for me..will give a try soon..

  8. never heard of this.....looks yummy..must try!

  9. Looks delicious dear.. I love garlic and this will surely be my fav!!

  10. Thanks a lot for trying my recipes.Feel delighted.
    Garlic rice looks delicious.will try this easy one for my hubby's lunch box.Very handy recipe for a lazy weekday morning!!

  11. Sounds new to me...will try it soon.

    Nice click.

  12. I lov garlic flavor..sounds yummm

  13. பூண்டு சாதம் அருமை சித்ரா!!

  14. when having leftover rice i use to make this.....

  15. Love the flavor of garlic... and adding in rice is simply delicious :)

  16. Very different and delicious rice :-)

  17. nice click..simple ingredients for a great tasting rice. Adding that coconut oil is sure to make it more tasty

  18. It looked yum.... All I wanted was my mom to make a ball of it & place it on my palm for me to hog....

    Very homely.....


  19. @Chithra,

    Looks very yummy... I used to prepare this using left over boiled rice...

  20. Sounds really nice and flavourful...awesome click, chitra..

  21. Looks very delicious with garlic :)

  22. this will be a perfect rice for garlic ! Lovely pic.

  23. Super simple and tasty rice..will surely try!

  24. Love garlic falvour, will definitely try this, looks yummy.

  25. Garlic rice,simple & sounds good,never tried,must try

  26. It looks very nice, My hubby might like this...

  27. Very nice recipe. I have never heard of garlic and rice combination exclusively in Indian recipes. This is the first one and looks delish!

  28. Looks very different.. will try this one day!

  29. Looks good. A few slices of tomatoes may also add to the taste for those who do not want a predominant garlic flavour.

  30. New to me...looks yum...need to try this...

  31. Thank u all :)
    @ Radha , thanks .will try by adding tomato :)

  32. Many of the necessary vitamins are found in garlic as a natural antibiotic and food should be consumed in more than gives great flavor

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