Avocado and Caramelized Onion Rice

Makes 2 (1 cup) servings

Avocado and Caramelized Onion Rice
Avocado and Caramelized Onion Rice

Got leftover rice? Then this is the recipe for you! In fact we liked this rice so much that I am making extra rice to have leftover rice:) I also made this recipe with brown rice and it was delicious!

The recipe is so simple yet this rice dish scores big on the taste scale. The mashed avocado clings to the garlic and caramelized onion flavored rice, making it buttery and creamy. I made it vegetarian this time but I want to add shrimp next time to it….I can almost taste it…..but let me give you the recipe first.


Lining up the ingredients
Lining up the ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon oil plus 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1 small red onion, sliced
  • 1 green chili pepper, slit lengthwise
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 cups of cooked rice, cooled
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • salt to taste
  • juice of ½ lime
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled , pitted and coarsely mashed

To make the Avocado and Caramelized Onion Rice-

  1. Heat the oil and butter on medium heat. Add the sliced garlic and let it soften and cook for a few seconds, taking care not to burn it. Add the sliced onion and stir fry it for 2 minutes. Add the chili pepper.
    After 2 minutes of stir frying and adding the chili pepper
    After 2 minutes of stir frying and adding the chili pepper


    Continue to stir until the is  onion is golden brown.

  2. Reduce heat to low. Add the turmeric powder, give it a quick stir and add the rice, sugar and  salt. Stir well to combine. Add the lime juice. Stir again and remove from heat.
  3. Stir in the mashed avocado, combine well with the rice and serve!

My mouth is watering thinking about it and I have just had dinner:) I have to make it again, with shrimp this time!

Hope you like this rice as much as we did!




28 thoughts on “Avocado and Caramelized Onion Rice

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    1. I agree Sue! I made it as a last minute idea when we were hungry. I wish I had some chicken or shrimp at home then:)


  1. Great dish Sandhya. It is interesting how you’ve made it with cooked rice. Love all the flavors going on, will definitely try it out, since I love avocados in any shape or form :). I hope things are going well with you. 🙂


    1. Thank you Loretta. yes I find every excuse to eat avocados. We love them too.
      I am keeping busy…trying to cope. Thank you so much for asking. Hope you are doing well.


      1. Hi dear,
        True! Was going through your blog and juz loved “AVOCADO AND SUN-DRIED TOMATO THEPLA”.


  2. It sounds and looks so yummy, all rice lovers should try this receipe. I am going to make it this week. Thanks for sharing this recipe, sandhya.

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  3. Just finished enjoying this dish! It was wonderful and so easy to prepare. I realized I didn’t have a chilli pepper so I used a little chili powder instead. I also added a few dashes of cumin with the tumeric. Thanks for this great recipe!

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