Rice Upma

Rice Upma is an authentic dish from South Indian cuisine just like any other upma varieties like Rava Upma, Sevia Upma, Poha Upma, Oats Upma, Idli Upma, Moong Dal Upmajavvarisi /Sabudana upma you can prepare this delicious healthy upma at any time in couple of minutes.  Click on the upma varieties to know the recipes.

Upma is a south Indian breakfast dish usually cooked as a thick porridge using various main ingredients and vegetables. 


  • Rice - 1 Cup
  • 1 Big Onion chopped
  • Peas – 1/4 Cup
  • salt to taste

~ For Seasoning:

  • Mustard seeds  - 1/2 tsp
  • Urud Dal/White Gram Split - 1/2 tsp (grown in Indian subcontinent- Available in Indian Store)
  • 3-4 green chilies
  • Few Curry leaves
  • 2 tbsp oil

~ For Garnishing:
  • Lemon- 1 small piece
  • Fresh Coriander Leaves


Step 01) Wash the rice twice and drain the water and spread it on clean cloth for about 20 mins. Grind the rice when it is dried still little wet in to coarse and keep aside.

Step 02)  In a saucepan, heat oil, add seasoning seeds allow them to crackle, add chilies and curry leaves and saute for 1 minute then add onion, peas, stir fry till onions turns tender.

Step 03) ) Add 2 and half cups of water bring them to boil

Step 04) ) Add rice and cook them till rice particles cooks nicely. Stir gently every now and then

Step 05) ) Return to low flame and add lemon juice and mix well. Transfer to serving dish and garnish with coriander leaves and piece of lemon for extra sour taste

 Serving: Serve hot with Magani Kizhakku & kalaka (available only in southern part of India) or with any spicy pickle.

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