Recipe: Curried no-cook rice

This easily digestible form of raw rice is very popular across India, Nepal and Bangladesh, and is normally used to prepare snacks or light and easy fast food. It is known by a variety of names. The dish which I’ve adapted below is often a morning snack in India!

Crucially to outdoors enthusiasts, it doesn’t need to be cooked! That’s right – you can simply add water to this rice and after a few minutes you’ll have no problems digesting this vegetarian dish. The texture is different to boiled rice – something between mashed potato and rice.

In this meat-free recipe I add boiling water to the rice and other flavors to give a warm, comforting post-hike meal.

Serves 2.


  • 3 cups Poha
  • 1/2 cup sultanas
  • 1/2 cup coconut chips
  • 1 stock cube
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1 tbsp mild curry powder
  • 30g peanut butter sachet
  • lemon juice
  • dried onion pieces


  • Boil 2 cups water.
  • Add boiling water to all ingredients.
  • Mix well, leave 10 minutes.
  • Add salt if needed. Enjoy!


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