Simple & Quick Tomato Rice


I have many of you writing in requesting for kid friendly recipes and regular updates at Kids Zone. Yes, I do want to update both the blogs on a regular basis. My karigar (artisan) is back after a long break and I spend quite some time creating designs to be embroidered on clothes. Trying my best to juggle between different chores and get the most out of 24 hours. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Tomato Rice

One pot dishes are my quick fix meals on busy days. I made Tomato rice today. Simple recipe with minimal spices. The sweet tart juices of tomato are beautifully absorbed by the rice yielding a subtly spiced dish that was well-loved by my family. Use nice red juicy tomatoes when trying this recipe.

Simple Tomato Rice

Prep & Cooking: 30 mts

Serves 4-5 persons

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Ingredients:

1 cup raw rice

8-10 curry leaves

8 cloves (do not skimp on cloves)

1″ cinnamon stick

2 cardamoms

1 large onion, finely sliced

3 ripe tomatoes, finely chopped

3 green chillis, slit lengthwise

1 tsp ginger garlic paste

4-5 pudina leaves

1/2 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves

salt to taste

1 tbsp oil + 1/4 tbsp ghee (ghee is optional)

1 Heat oil+ghee in a vessel or pressure cooker, add the curry leaves, sliced onions, green chillis, cloves, cinnamon and cardamoms and stir fry for 5 mts. Add ginger garlic paste and saute for 2-3 mts.
2 Add chopped tomatoes, pudina and coriander leaves to the sauteed onions and combine. Add salt to taste and combine well. Cook for 6-7 mts.
3 Reduce heat, add the raw rice, combine, saute for 3 mts. Add 2 cups of water and bring to a boil. Reduce flame and cook till rice is done. If using pressure cooker, cook rice upto 3 whistles.
4 Serve hot with any curry of your choice or with just pickle, yogurt and appadam.

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Tamata Annam

Simple & Quick Tomato Rice

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 Serves: 4

 Main Ingredients:

  •  tomato
  •   rice

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One pot dishes are my quick fix meals on busy days. I made Tomato rice today. Simple recipe with minimal spices. The sweet tart juices of tomato are beautifully absorbed by the rice yielding a subtly spiced dish that was well-loved by my family. Use nice red juicy tomatoes when trying this recipe.

34 thoughts on “Simple & Quick Tomato Rice

  1. at what point do you add cloves,cardamon and cinnamon? i think you missed that in your instruction list.

    Oops! Updated recipe.

  2. Hi Sailu,
    My kids love Tomato Rice too.
    What I do is saute rice like I would for any fried rice/pulao and then instead of water add tomato juice with a couple of spoons of tomato paste.
    It comes out looking great and tastes super.
    Hope you had a great Diwali with your family.

  3. Hi thanks for the yummy recipe. I try a lot of recipes from your site and my family loves them. I tried this recipe today but it ended up very sticky. I did not use a pressure cooker either. Do you have any suggestions. Do let me know. Thank you!

    Probably you should add less water than what you used to prepare the recipe. Saute the rice along with the rest of the ingredients well. Also use enough oil while preparing rice dishes, it makes it less sticky. Sometimes the type of rice used also makes a difference.

  4. sailu garu,

    thanks for the recipe. my question may be litte out of context, but i remember u mentioning about making your chilli powder by adding some other ingredients. i want to make that, but havn’t been able to locate the recipe, would you please share it.

    thanks in advance.
    madhu

    I am yet to blog the masala chilli pwd that I use in my blog, Madhu garu. Will blog it sometime.

  5. Hi dear,
    Love this rice, I make something like this but with few changes. I’m new to blogging world. Like your blog…..it’s interesting that u’ve many hobbies. I also like to do various things. Do visit my blog sometime.

  6. hi sailu, why we need to add 8 cloves? wont be very strong while we eat?

    Whole cloves will not yield as strong a flavor as ground ones, Krithiga. The key ingredient to tomato rice is clove . It will not be strong at all. Remove the cloves at the time of serving since biting into one of them will not be a good experience. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Sailaja,

    This is my all time recipe superhit with my kids specially. Its good for their lunch box too. But i dont saute the rice. Instead add it to boiling water.

  8. Hi Sailu,

    yesterday i made tomato rice exactly by this method.
    No change, good in taste. What a coincidence!!!
    Thank you Sailu, Take care, Bye,…

  9. Hi Sailu,
    I tried this tomato rice this evening. It’s very nice. My kids liked it very much. Thank you for ur nice recipe. Bye.

  10. Hi Sailu,

    Can we make this recipe with electric rice cooker instead of pressure cooker? After Step 2, can we transfer the mixture to the electric cooker which contains rice with water? Can we do that?

    Thanks
    Aparna

    Yes, you can transfer contents to the electric rice cooker at the time of adding water.

  11. Hi Sailugaru,
    Excellent. The way you present a dish is awesome. I prepare this dish with basmathi rice and garnish with kaju. Or Kaju can be added before onions& chillies, saute for a minute. Don’t call it a simple dish. It’s a big hit with all my friends during parties.It’s different than other pulavs& Biryanies.. Can be Served with chicken gravy curry and onion raita.
    Thanks again

  12. Hi Sailu,
    Very Happy Deepavali to u n ur family… I make tomato rice similar to this recipe with exception that I do not use curry leaves and pudina but use green peas and little bit of garam masala pwdr. But will definitely try this recipe next time…Also, I use more cloves like u… as u rightly said, cloves enhance taste of tomato rice….

  13. hi sailu,
    could u pls tell me what kind of rice u used in this recipe?….
    thanks and regards,

    I use Basmati. You can use any type of rice.

  14. Hi Sailu garu, can i use tomato puree instead of tomato pieces?

    Chopped tomato is best but you could use a cup of tomato puree for the above recipe.

  15. sailu gaaru,
    Mee vantalanni simply marvellous
    vanta raani naa laanti vallaku maargadarshi mee blog
    u r really superb
    Looking fwd for more frm u

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