Garlic Rice



There are so many options for the alphabet G but me being the eternal garlic lover had to pick this delicious garlic rice. This is a simple and flavourful rice that is so easy to make and works best for a work night dinner. This garlic rice can be paired with any dal or mixed vegetable or paneer gravy dish.

For other similar dishes check out Egg Pulao and Mushroom and Egg Rice

Serves 2-3


1 cup Rice / Basmati Rice

1 tbsp Butter

5-6 Cloves of garlic

1/2 tsp Freshly crushed pepper

2 cups Water

1 tsp Sambhar powder / Curry powder (optional)

Fresh coriander for garnish



  • Cook the rice with 2 cups water and set aside to cool
  • Heat a pan and melt the butter in it
  • Peel and chop the garlic cloves
  • Add the garlic to the pan and cook on low heat
  • Fry till the garlic turns golden brown
  • Add the rice, crushed pepper, sambhar powder and salt and mix well
  • Garnish with fresh coriander
  • Enjoy with any gravy dish of your choice


This is my post for the Biryani / Pulao / Khichadi festival for the alphabet ‘G’.


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12 Comments Add yours

  1. Love the flavorful garlic rice. Fresh garlic must have given very nice taste and flavor to the dish.

  2. Suma Gandlur says:

    I am not a fan of garlic but my husband is. Let me try this different sounding garlic rice for him.

  3. i have tried garlic noodles but not rice.. Now you have tempted me!!Yummy share..

  4. harini says:

    Wow Sambar powder in garlic rice?? Very interesting combination. Shall try it for my family. Good one.

  5. Wow! That is such a flavourful rice. I can finish it off in minutes. And the recipe sounds easy too. Will try this tomorrow.

  6. srividhya says:

    I love garlic and amma used to make it when I was nursing. She used white pepper to spice it up. Love this version of yours with sambar powder. 🙂

  7. Ah ! Garlic rice ! Even I love garlic and this rice sounds super flavourful . I have posted a version of garlic rice , but very very different from this . Like the addition of sambar powder and pepper .

  8. so many variations of Garlic rice and here’s another flavourful with sambhar powder … we have garlic lovers at home too !

  9. Srivalli Jetti says:

    Love the burnt garlic aroma in any dish, and I am sure this tasted out of the world!

  10. Pavani says:

    Wow! So many different variations of garlic rice! The rice looks very flavourful! Lovely share

  11. Renu Agrawal Dongre says:

    I do not like much of garlic, but try to add it in all the food I can due to its health benefits. Making rice using garlic is new to me and looks like a must try.

  12. FoodTrails says:

    Garlic rice is a very flavourful and easy option with chinese/Indian curries and dals. The rice bowl looks quite inviting!!

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