pepper rice

Pepper Rice Recipe

By Swasthi on July 12, 2022, Comments, Jump to Recipe

Pepper rice recipe just under 10 mins. This pepper rice is delicious, comforting and flavorful. It is super quick to make if you have some precooked rice ready. My kids love variety rice recipes and they don’t mind eating them daily. But practically it is not possible for all of us at home to eat only variety rice everyday since we have different tastes.

Pepper Rice made with precooked rice

After cooking the plain rice for all of us, I make this pepper rice for the kids with their portion of cooked rice.

About Pepper Rice

The pepper rice recipe shared here is from my mum, the way she would make for us when we were kids. This turns out to be amazingly delicious and is great for fussy kids. If you have difficult meal time with your picky eating kids, do try this I am sure they will love it.

A mix vegetable salad, kosambari or kachumber goes very well with this. It is healthy to accompany this with a vegetable salad since no veggies are used in the preparation of this easy pepper rice.

I also make this with egg as it adds some protein to the dish.

This pepper rice will be liked by anyone and is not specific to kids alone. Just increase the amount of pepper or use some green chilies for added heat.

This recipe requires precooking rice and can be made even with any kind of rice like ponni or sona masuri rice.

I also pack this in the kids’ school box along with some sliced carrots and cucumbers.

You can also serve this without any side as well or a curry goes good too. Veg kurma or egg curry pair very well with this.

Some times we serve this with plain curd or seasoned curd or an omelette.

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pepper rice recipe

Pepper Rice Recipe

Pepper rice made with just a handful of ingredients. Pepper and curry leaves are the star of this recipe.
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Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes

Ingredients (US cup = 240ml )

  • ½ cup rice or appro 1.5 cups cooked rice
  • tablespoon ghee (or butter, use good quality ghee)
  • 8 to 10 Cashews
  • 10 raisins
  • 1 sprig curry leaves fresh
  • ½ teaspoon Black pepper crushed, (adjust as needed)
  • 1 green chili slit (skip if making for kids)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic chopped
  • salt as needed
  • 1 small onion (optional) or 2 boiled eggs



  • Make sure your rice is cooked al dente and is not mushy.
  • Slice the onions, slit green chili and chop garlic.
  • Crush pepper coarsely.

Make pepper rice

  • Heat and pan with ghee and saute garlic for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Add onions, green chili and fry until golden to light brown. Brown onions taste best here with a sweet aroma. So if you have time brown them like the biryani onions.
  • Add curry leaves and nuts. When the nuts turn golden, add raisins.
  • Saute for a minute until you get a nice aroma of raisins and ghee.
  • Then add black pepper and saute.
  • Add rice and sprinkle salt.
  • Mix and fry on a high flame just for 30 secs.
  • Serve ghee pepper rice hot with veggie salad.

Alternative quantities provided in the recipe card are for 1x only, original recipe.

For best results follow my detailed step-by-step photo instructions and tips above the recipe card.

NUTRITION INFO (estimation only)

Nutrition Facts
Pepper Rice Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 679 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 57mg19%
Sodium 162mg7%
Potassium 387mg11%
Carbohydrates 96g32%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 75IU2%
Vitamin C 54.5mg66%
Calcium 51mg5%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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I followed youd recipe…It turned out well…

5 stars
yummie…. wow….it is amazing,,, i have tried

Wonderful receipe I love it simple also Wana try all

Thanks for this recipe. Gonna try this soon.

Such a nice recipe. Liked it. would love to try this.

Super recipe for navrathri. Happy vijayadashami swathi.