Indian Garlic Rice
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5 from 1 vote

Indian Garlic Rice

Delicious garlic rice recipe that is near and dear to me when I am faced with a time crunch. I am a huge fan of sauteed garlic and this recipe has plenty of flavors along with sauteed garlic that makes it special.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: lunch
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Garlic recipe, garlic rice, Indian rice
Calories: 193kcal
Author: Uma Srinivas


  • 1 ¼ cup basmati rice
  • 20-25 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tbsp urad dal
  • 2 red chilies
  • 1 strand curry leaves
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • Salt to taste


  • Soak the rice in water for 30 minutes.
  • Gently clean the rice with water and drain all excess water.
  • Cook the rice in a pressure cooker with 1 ½ cups of water for every cup of rice.
  • Place a pan over medium heat and add oil. When the oil heats up, add mustard seeds and urad dal. Saute until it's starting to sizzle.
  • Add dry red chilies and curry leaves and saute for 30 seconds or until they appear crispy.
  • Add diced garlic cloves and fry until they turn golden brown.
  • Add salt and steamed rice to the spices. Stir well to get an even mixture.
  • Turn the heat off and let it cool. Steamy Garlic Rice pairs well with a cold drink.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 193kcal
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