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Sweet Corn – Cashew Rice

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Recipe Cooked, Photographed and Written by Praveena

PrepTime:15 mins   CookTime:10 mins   Cuisine:Indian

Sweet Corn & Cashew Rice, a very simple rice recipe, which is absolutely appealing to everyone, from toddlers to adults.

I got to make this just for the sake of my little son who is extremely fond of sweetcorn. My little one, likes to eat sweetcorn in any & every recipe, even in ice-cream, if there’s one such! 🙂 🙂  

Sweet Corn Cashew Rice

Generally, he is a very picky eater, and plays tantrums in having a kids meal. But, today when I made this as a Friday meal, he excitedly enjoyed eating without any jerk. And, OMG!, I was so pleased & relieved after such happy scenes!! 

Sweet Corn – Cashew Rice, is so delectable that you will definitely go for a second serving! Its very much suitable for kids lunch box, picnics, short travels, parties, gatherings.

Sweet Corn Cashew Rice

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Sweet Corn Cashew Rice


  • Rice – cooked with 1 cup of rice grains
  • Sweet Corn – ½ cup (frozen)
  • Cashew Nuts – ¼ cup
  • Cooking Oil –  3 tablespoons
  • Curd / Yogurt – ¼ cup
  • Onions – 2 small (chopped)
  • Green Chillies – 4 (slit length wise)
  • Jeera / Whole Cumin – 1 teaspoon ( heaped)
  • Jeera Powder / Cumin Powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Salt – as per taste
  • Fresh Coriander – a handful (chopped)
  • Turmeric Powder – ¼ teaspoon
  • Ginger – 1 teaspoon (chopped)
  • Garlic – 1 teaspoon (chopped) (optional)

Special Ingredients:

  • Jeera / Whole Cumin
  • Jeera Powder / Cumin Powder
  • Curd / Yogurt
Sweet Corn Cashew Rice
Sweet Corn – Cashew Rice

Step wise pics Procedure:

In a large size pan, pour the cooking oil & let it heat under medium flame. Add the cashew nuts, fry till they turn light brown colour. Set aside.
Sweet Corn Cashew Rice
Add the jeera/cumin seeds, green chillies, chopped ginger, chopped garlic(optional) and finely chopped onions. Saute them.
Sweet Corn Cashew Rice
Add the sweet corn, salt and turmeric powder. Stir fry them until the sweet corn cooks well.
Sweet Corn Cashew Rice
Now, add the curd/yogurt and jeera / cumin powder, mix thoroughly.
Sweet Corn Cashew Rice
Transfer the cooked rice and fried cashew nuts to the pan. Mix everything gently.
Sweet Corn Cashew Rice
Add chopped coriander and serve. Done!!
Sweet Corn Cashew Rice
Sweet Corn & Cashew Nut rice, in a serving tray!!


  • This recipe can be made with leftover rice or with freshly cooked rice.
  • If you are using freshly cooked rice, let it cool off completely (to room temperature)  before adding to the pan, this is to avoid stickiness of the rice grains.
  • Basmati rice suits best, but any other rice variety works well.
  • Adjust the salt and spice as per your taste.
  • WFPB Option>> just add frozen sweet corn in a glass bowl with very little water / broth, put it in microwave for 3-4 mins. Add all the spices to the bowl give a thorough mix. Then add this to the bowl of rice. Mix well. Garnish & Serve. Of course, you will have to eliminate the curd.
  • It stays fresh up to a day at room temp, but is a make ahead rice recipe, can be stored in the refrigerator and be warmed before serving.


  • The sweetness of corn, crunchiness of cashew nuts and mild flavour of cumin / jeera, is what this rice recipe tastes of. 
  • On the whole, this, Sweet Corn – Cashew Rice, is so delectable that you will definitely go for a second serving!
  • We had it with tomato ketchup/sauce & Indian crisps, and my kids happily devoured it!!

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  1. Hi Praveen, tried this recipe.. it was so very delicious . kids loved it so much.. they want it in their lunch box one day

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