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Monday, July 23, 2012

Tomato Rice

Tomatoes are rich source of antioxidants and so should be incorporated in our daily diet.Tomato rice is nothing but rice cooked with tomatoes,a very simple comfort food.This can be prepared in a jiffy if you want something really fast & easy.This can be prepared using left over rice too.I usually prepare this on some weekends.The rice has a mildly spicy,tangy flavor and a nice color too.I tried the Vahchef's method as it was very simple and delicious.I served it with papadam & potato mezhukuparetti(stir fry).Do try this out on your busy day :-)


Ingredients
basmati rice cooked/ parboiled rice 4 cups(refer notes)
tomatoes 3-4 large
ghee 2 tbsp
red dry chillies 2-3
mustard seeds 1/4 tsp
cumin seeds 1/4 tsp
chana dal 1/2 tsp
urad dal 1/2 tsp
cashews broken 2 tbsp
onion 1/2 chopped
ginger chopped 1 " piece
green chillies 3 chopped
red chilly powder 1/2 tsp
garam masala a pinch(optional)
asafoetida a large pinch
salt
curry leaves


Method
- Wash & cook the rice as per your convenience.Keep aside to cool.(Don't overcook the rice)
- Heat ghee in a pan and fry red dry chillies, splutter mustard seeds.Then crackle the cumin seeds.
- Add the chana dal,fry till slightly brown.Then,add the urad dal,folllowed by broken cashews.Fry them slightly browned.
- Put the shredded ginger and green chillies.Saute lightly.
- Add in the curry leaves,and spices.Add in the onion.Saute till translucent.Add salt.
- Add in the tomatoes.Cook till slightly mashed.Adjust salt.
- Add in the cooked rice & toss well.
- Serve hot !!




Servings~ 3 adults

NOTES
* You can use basmati rice or parboiled rice.I have used parboiled rice, as thats more comfort rice to me.
* You can use cilantro for garnish too!!


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40 comments:

Nalini's Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice and healthy rice,easy to make..wonderful idea to use the leftover rice...

Shobha said... Best Blogger Tips

Tomato rice with appalams..yummy.. It's been on my list since a couple of weeks.will have to make it now.

Kavitha said... Best Blogger Tips

very tempting and plate looks delicious with great combo...potato and papad for tomato rice :)

Sanoli Ghosh said... Best Blogger Tips

A flavorful tomato rice. Beautiful clicks.

Sangeetha said... Best Blogger Tips

love this tangy n yummy rice...delicious preparation!!
looks more inviting!!

Swathi Iyer said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious Tomato rice recipe Julie. I make it when I am busy.

Treatntrick treatntrick said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks yummy and slightly different from what I'd used to cook!

Anu said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie thank u so much for ur lovely update on corn. Nice tangy rice, my kids always love to that.

Mélange said... Best Blogger Tips

Such a delicious comfort food this is Julie..Looks tempting.

Premalatha Aravindhan said... Best Blogger Tips

wow delicious rice, makes me hungry now:)

PT said... Best Blogger Tips

a true life saver sometimes :) very delicious..

KRUPA said... Best Blogger Tips

Easy and tasty recipe, Good one Julie :-) PACHANTI

Suryaprabha Parthasarathy said... Best Blogger Tips

Its been long I'd this rice.. Very much inviting!!

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Beena.stephy said... Best Blogger Tips

Adipoli tomato rice

Roshan said... Best Blogger Tips

thats a very nice quickie recipe for tiffin box too..my childhood favorite and my kid's favorite...

cheers

Cindyrina (The Princess) said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Julie, long time never eat tomato rice. Our Malaysian version of Tomato rice red in color :)

Rekha said... Best Blogger Tips

ma favourite yummy tomato rice..
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Jay said... Best Blogger Tips

new recipe to me ...looks divine julie
Tasty Appetite

Supriya's Rasoi said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy looking rice..

Chitra said... Best Blogger Tips

MY FAV FOOD. LOOKS YUMMY..

Asmath Nawaz said... Best Blogger Tips

Tomato rice looks delicious....

Anu said... Best Blogger Tips

A very tasty and easy to make dish..

Swetha said... Best Blogger Tips

tomato rice is such a quick prep for lunch. Looks fantastic Julie :)

Renu navin paliwal said... Best Blogger Tips

i love tomato rice.,.. i put in a lot of dhania.. this looks good

Ola said... Best Blogger Tips

nicely served and I like this combination of flavours!

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Priya Satheesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Sounds delicious....different from my preparation...love this way!

Vineetha said... Best Blogger Tips

I made this even today...always make this for hubbys lunch box when I dont have enough time in the morning..but never gets time to click it before packing the lunch box !

Az said... Best Blogger Tips

totally yummy! love it!

runnergirlinthekitchen.blogspot.com said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice preparation. looks yummm

Katerina said... Best Blogger Tips

We make tomato rice in Greece too but with different herbs and spices. I love the flavors you put in this one!

bhavna said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious looking tomato rice....

Lizy said... Best Blogger Tips

very healthy and easy recipe...love the pictures..

Suja Manoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Tangy and yummy rice,comfort one pot meal.

Lubna Karim said... Best Blogger Tips

I too make it using leftover rice....your version is slightly different than mine....love to try your version soon....

@lekshmi said... Best Blogger Tips

looks delicious......nice presentation........

manjooo said... Best Blogger Tips

good one!! I like tomato rice with raita

Kaveri Venkatesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice preparation..one of my favorites.

Spice up the Curry said... Best Blogger Tips

looks very delicious.

Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

Family favorite, neatly presented..

Anu said... Best Blogger Tips

We always love tomato rice, aromatic and great lunch box.