Recipe – Tomato Rice

Aviary Photo_131474751739553841Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Cooking Time: 25-30 Minutes

Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • Rice: ¾ cup
  • Water: As required
  • Ghee or Oil: 1 Tablespoon
  • Onion: 1 medium sized, chopped into small pieces
  • Tomato: 4 medium sized, chopped into small pieces
  • Ginger: Finely chopped, crushed or paste, ½ Teaspoon
  • Garlic: Finely chopped, crushed or paste, ½ Teaspoon
  • Green chili: Finely chopped, crushed or paste, ½ Teaspoon
  • Curry Leaves: 4-5
  • Cumin Seeds: 1 Teaspoon
  • Peanuts: ¼ Cup
  • Salt: 2 Teaspoon or to taste
  • Turmeric Powder (Haldi): ½ Teaspoon
  • Red Chili Powder: ½ Teaspoon
  • Garam Masala Powder: ½ Teaspoon
  • Fresh Coriander Leaves: Chopped, 2 Tablespoon

Method

  • Rinse the rice 2-3 times in fresh water. Soak it in water for 10 minutes. Boil 6-7 cups of water in a big pot. Drain the rice and add in the boiled water. Cover the rice and let it steamed or cooked without stirring. Once rice is 80% cooked, turn off the heat, drain the excess water using a sieve. Put the rice in the same pot or a smaller pot, cover it and keep aside.
  • Heat Oil/ghee in a big pan.
  • Add cumin seeds, and when it changes color add onion, peanuts, ginger, garlic and curry leaves.
  • Sauté till onions are light brown
  • Add tomatoes, green chili, turmeric powder, salt, red chili powder and garam masala powder.
  • Stir and mix all well. Sauté for 2-3 minutes until tomatoes are cooked well.
  • Add ¼ cup water and let it boil.
  • Add the cooked rice. Mix well.
  • Cover the pan and cook till water is absorbed.
  • Turf off the heat.
  • Add fresh coriander leaves and serve hot.

Cook’s Note

  • You may add little red food color to give the rice tomato red color.

 

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