Pe htaw bhut htamin
Alternative namesButter rice
Butter and lentil rice
Buttered lentil rice
CourseMain dish
Place of originMyanmar (Burma)
Associated cuisineBurmese cuisine
Main ingredients
Ingredients generally used

Pe htaw bhut htamin (Burmese: ထောပတ်ထမင်း; IPA: [tʰɔ́baʔtʰəmɪ́ɴ], also known as butter rice or butter and lentil rice) is a festive rice dish in Burmese cuisine, typically associated with celebratory occasions like wedding receptions or almsgiving feasts.[1] The rice dish is typically paired with a traditional Burmese chicken or mutton curry.


Buttered rice uses long-grained paw hsan hmwe or basmati rice, and in its most basic form, is cooked with butter, lentils, and bay leaves. Cashew nuts and raisins may be added, and the dish can be spiced with cinnamon sticks, cardamom pods or cloves, and garnished with fried golden onions to serve.[2][3]

See also


  1. ^ Yin, Saw Myat (2016-06-15). CultureShock! Myanmar 2016. Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd. ISBN 9789814751940.
  2. ^ Robert, Claudia Saw Lwin; Pe, Win; Hutton, Wendy (2014-02-04). The Food of Myanmar: Authentic Recipes from the Land of the Golden Pagodas. Tuttle Publishing. ISBN 9781462913688.
  3. ^ "Butter Rice". Myanmar Travel Information. Retrieved 2019-10-31.