Friday, January 27, 2012

Tomato Rice



Yesterday, I had some guests and after hosting the dinner, I had lots of leftovers, especially rice. After the night’s tedious work I woke up quite late today morning and was wondering what to prepare for my daughter’s lunch box. While rummaging through the fridge, I saw some ripe tomatoes, begging for attention.  So I decided to prepare this quick fix tomato rice, perfect for a lunch box and also a perfect way to use up my leftover rice.

 I think each household has a different way of preparing this dish, with variations in the blend of spices. I have tasted lots of versions and I love each and every one of them. I myself prepare 2 to 3 versions. The one I am sharing today is by far the simplest one.



Serves 2

What you’ll need
  1. Cooked Rice – 2 ½ cups
  2. Onion – 2 medium
  3. Tomatoes – 4 Medium
  4. Fresh/Frozen Green Peas - 2 handfuls (optional)
  5. Green Chillies – 1
  6. Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
  7. Cumin Seeds – ½ tsp
  8. Fennel Seeds – ½ tsp
  9. Turmeric Powder – a big pinch
  10. Chilly Powder – ½ to 1 tsp
  11. Garam Masala Powder – ½ tsp
  12. Curry Leaves – a few
  13. Coriander Leaves – few
  14. Salt to taste
  15. Oil – 2 to 3 tsp
  16. Ghee – 2 tsp

Method
  1. Finely chop onions and tomatoes. Slit the green chilly.
  2. Cook the green peas in water, drain and keep aside.
  3. Heat oil and ghee in a Kadai, once the oil is heated, add the mustard seeds, cumin and fennel seeds. Also add in the curry leaves.
  4. Next add the chopped onions and slit green chilly, sauté.
  5. Once the onions start browning, add the turmeric powder, and fry for a minute.
  6. Next add in the chopped tomatoes and salt. Fry till the tomatoes turn mushy and the oil starts separating.
  7. Now add in the green peas, chilly powder, and garam masala powder. Mix well.
  8. Finally add the cooled and cooked rice and mix well. Adjust salt.
  9. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.



Tasty Tomato Rice is ready.

37 comments:

Priya said...

Seriously cant take my eyes from ur irresistible click,super tempting and flavourful one pot meal.

Chandrani said...

Tangy yummy tomato rice...

Radhika said...

Lovely presentation Kaveri. A very simple one. Thanks for linking it to the event.

Priti said...

Looks yum ...making me free hungry

Ms.Chitchat said...

Tasty looking tomato rice, loved the click. Loved this version too.

Now Serving said...

Rich and lovely color and a wonderful mixed rice variety! Two thumbs up dear!

maha said...

lovely color and looks wonderful.nice explanation

Kalyani's Platter said...
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Torviewtoronto said...

delicious flavours

Hema said...

Tomato rice is a house favorite, yours look very tasty and nice clicks..

Sravs said...

Nice flavorful rice !!

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Kalyani's Platter said...

lovely and delicious rice ...

faseela said...

yummy tomato rice...........best way to use left over rice

Padhu said...

Lovely pictures . This is what I also do most of the time with left over rice. Love it very much

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Yummy and perfect looking rice recipe. Looks so good. YUM!

Vimitha Anand said...

My easy breezy lunch box recipe. Perfectly done. Nice clicks

Archana said...

Love your version.

Archana said...

Can we see the rest soon.

Sobha Shyam said...

simple and delicious rice, loved ur preparation..

simply.food said...

Looks delicious do link it to lets cook with leftovers event at simply.food

Julie said...

Very delicious n healthy...Loved the presentation too,Kaveri!!
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Christy Gerald said...

Very healthy n fantastic Tomato Rice Dear.Luks appetizing.

Achu's Amma's Kitchen said...

healthy recipe and looking great

PrathibhaSreejith said...

Delicious Tomato rice Kaveri, nice clicks as well :)

Aarthi said...

YUMMY YUMMY

Aarthi
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Anu said...

Delicious rice. Happy following u

Anzz said...

A very colorful, yummy looking, flavorful dish. Yummy..! I loved it..!

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Nalini's Kitchen said...

Looks colorful and delicious,wonderful presentation ....

Mélange said...

Nice one..I love the tomato flavor in rice.

sm said...

colorful tasty rice

sm said...

colorful tasty rice

ramya said...

Tomato rice is my favorite too....would love to try your version!

sangee vijay said...

perfect lunch box menu...very nice preparation...platter looks so tempting!!

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Vidhya said...

Tomato rice looks so flavorful and delicious.Would love to give this a try sometime soon.

hemalata said...

Delicious tomato rice,looks so healthy n flavorful.

divya said...

Mouthwatering here, wat a terrific and super tempting rice..

Archana said...

Enjoyed making this for the Blog Hop. Thanks.

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