Spiced rice

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Spiced rice
Spiced Indian basmati rice dish.jpg
CourseMain dish
Place of originIndia
Region or stateKarnataka
Main ingredientsRice

Spiced rice is cooked rice where spices are added to give a distinct flavour. Spiced rice is common among the people of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts of Karnataka, and is seen in other parts of Asia.

Spiced rice is a healthy dish.[1] Aromatic turmeric rice is a variation of rice. Add basil leaves, sesame oil, turmeric, lemon grass, cucumber and banana leaf. It serve for lunch or dinner.[2]

Varieties of spiced rice[edit]

  • Pulav or biryani
  • Chitranna, rice sautéed with ground nuts, turmeric,oil, mustard seeds and dry chilli.
  • Bisi bele bath, rice sautéed with vegetables and chilli powder.
  • Ghee rice, rice sautéed in ghee along with chilli, mustard seeds.
  • Jeera rice, rice sautéed with ghee or oil along with cumin seeds.


  1. ^ Manju Malhi. Easy Indian Cookbook: The Step-By-Step Guide to Deliciously Easy Indian Food ... Duncan Baird Publisher. p. 64. ISBN 978-1-84899-245-0.
  2. ^ Gautam Mehrishi. "Aromatic Turmeric Rice". Livingfoodz.com.