clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
3/4 view of a bowl of Peanutty Rice with Crispy Fried Shallots.

Peanutty Rice with Crispy Fried Shallots

5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star 5 from 10 reviews
  • Author: Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen - Ashley Covelli
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 Servings 1x
  • Category: Grains
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Asian


Peanut milk gives this simple, vegan side dish a protein boost along with a subtle nutty flavor. Great with Asian stir-fries and Indian meals!


  • 3 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 2 small shallots, thinly sliced (about 1/3 cup total)
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 2 cups basmati rice
  • 1 3/4 cups peanut milk (I used Milked Peanuts from Elmhurst 1925)
  • 1 3/4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • Chopped peanuts, for garnish (I used skinless, salted)


  1. Place peanut oil in a medium saucepan. Add shallots, separating the rings with your fingers. Turn the heat on to medium-high. Fry the shallots, stirring occasionally, until well browned. Remove shallots to a kitchen towel or paper towel lined plate, leaving the oil in the pan, and immediately sprinkle with a pinch of kosher salt
  2. Place the rice in a large bowl and fill with cool water. Swirl the rice around with your hand until the water goes cloudy, carefully drain, and repeat 2 or 3 times, draining well after the last rinse. This helps remove the excess starch from the rice. 
  3. Carefully add the drained rice to the saucepan (it may splatter if the oil is still hot), then add the peanut milk, water, and 1/2 t kosher salt. Bring to a boil, cover, lower heat and simmer until tender, about 15 minutes. Remove lid, and fluff rice with a fork, then stir in the chopped cilantro. Taste for seasoning and add more salt, if necessary. 
  4. Serve rice with crispy shallots and chopped peanuts sprinkled over top.


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 299
  • Sugar: 0.3 g
  • Sodium: 216.1 mg
  • Fat: 8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 50.4 g
  • Fiber: 0.9 g
  • Protein: 5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
Recipe Card powered byTasty Recipes