Friday, July 27, 2012

Tomato Rice

Tomato Rice is a simple rice. This dish requires only few basic ingredients and the final result is yum. I got this recipe from my mother. She has been making this rice for years. You can as well take this rice for your lunch box.

  • Basmati Rice- 2/3 cup
  • Onion, small sized- 1
  • Tomato, medium sized-1
  • Garlic pods- 2-3
  • Green Chilli- 2-3
  • Ghee- 3 tsp
  • Cinnamon- 1 inch
  • Cloves- 3
  • Cardamom- 2
  • Salt- To taste


Wash and soak the rice for 15-20 minutes. Then chop garlic, green chilli, onion and tomato.

Now start heating ghee (a non stick pan works great for this dish). 
Once hot, add cinnamon stick, cloves, cardamom and fry for few seconds. 
Then add chopped green chill, garlic and onion. Stir well and let it fry for couple of minutes until it turns translucent (you can add salt. this helps the onion to get cooked faster).

Then add chopped tomato and cook it for 2-3 minutes.  

Then finally add the soaked rice and water (double the amount of rice taken i.e twice in 2/3 cup. but I added little less than that as there was enough moisture from tomato as well).

Finally check for salt and then bring it to a boil. 
Once it comes to a boil, close the lid and make the heat to minimum and let it cook for 10-15 minutes and then turn off the heat (don't open the lid in between). 
Once you turn off the heat let it sit for 10 minutes with the lid still closed. After 10 minutes it is ready to serve. Tomato Rice is ready!!

Serve it hot with raita or any side dish of your choice. Above measurement serves 1-2 people.