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Okra Rice - Bhindi Rice
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Okra Rice

Okra rice or bhindi rice is one of the easiest rice recipes you can make for lunch box. With just very few ingredients and a handful of cooked rice or leftover rice, this okra rice comes together. Moderately spiced and very flavorful bhindi rice is a fuss free choice for lunch. Kids will love this with a simple salad or chips. Here is how to make easy okra rice for lunchbox.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 3
Calories: 205kcal
Author: Harini


  • 1.5 cups cooked and cooled rice Long grain or regular
  • 2 cups chopped okra
  • 1 cup peeled and cubed potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onions
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • salt to taste


  •  Pick and rinse okra very well. Pat them dry and chop of the head and tail. Now cut then okra into 1 inch rounds or slightly bigger. Scrub and peel the potatoes. Chop them into cubes as well. You will need 2 cups copped okra and 1 cup cubed potatoes.
  • Keep 1.5 cups cooked and rice ready.
  •  Heat 2 tablespoons sesame in a pan. Temper with cumin seeds. Add chopped onions and saute till they turn a bit soft.
  • Now add the chopped okra and potatoes. Mix well and saute for a minute.
  •  Season with salt, 1/2 teaspoon each turmeric powder, chili powder and garam masala powder.
  •  Mix well.
  • Mix well and cook for 8-10 minutes.
  •  Add cooked and cooled rice.
  • Mix well.
  • Serve warm or let okra rice cool down before packing in lunch.


  1. You can leave out potatoes and make this rice only with okra
  2. you can double or halve the recipe
  3. Leftovers can be refrigerated for 2 days and reheated.


Serving: 3servings | Calories: 205kcal