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Monday, December 5, 2016

Quick & Easy Tomato Rice

Category: Rice Varieties
Preparation Time: 5 mins 
Cooking Time: 15 to 20 mins
Servings: 2-3 servings
Quick & Easy Tomato Rice

This tomato rice recipe is very easy and quick and a perfect lunch box recipe. There is no grinding part or any addition of masala powders. But it tastes great :) Small onions are the best for this rice and if we are not having it, we can use red onion.


Ingredients:
  • Rice - 1 cup
  • Ripe Tomatoes - 3 to 4 nos, sliced or chopped
  • Small Onion -  1 cup or  1 red onion sliced (Small onion tastes the best)
  • Garlic -  around 10 cloves, halved
  • Oil -  1/2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds -  1/2 tsp
  • Channa Dhal - 1 tbsp
  • Split Urad dhal - 1 tbsp
  • Curry leaves -  few
  • Green chillies, slitted -  2 to 4 nos (adjust as per spice level)
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt -  to taste
  • Coriander leaves - to garnish (Optional)
Method:
  1. Wash and soak 1 cup of rice for atleast 30 mins and then cook as usual in such a way the grains are separate. Once its done, spread it in a plate and allow it to cool
  2. Heat oil in a pan, once it becomes hot add the mustard seeds followed by Channa dhal, Urad dhal and then curry leaves
  3. Once the dhals turn golden brown, add the garlic pieces and saute for a minute
  4. Then add the onion and green chillies, saute for  3 to 4 mins until it becomes transparent and pink (This time I ran out of small onions so used red onion, but small onions are highly recommended)
  5. Now add the chopped tomatoes, sprinkle salt and saute in medium flame for few mins until it becomes soft and mushy
  6. Add turmeric powder and fry in low flame until the tomatoes get well cooked (No need to add any water)
  7. We can cook covered for few mins
  8. Check for salt and switch off
  9. Add in the cooked rice and mix gently so that the rice grains get mixed with the tomato paste
  10. If needed we can garnish with coriander leaves
  11. Serve hot or can be packed in lunch box!

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