How to prepare Tomato rice?

What is Tomato Rice?

Tomato rice is a popular and flavorful South Indian dish made from cooked rice, tomatoes, and a blend of aromatic spices. It is a one-pot meal that is easy to prepare and can be served as a main course or as a side dish. This is a quick meal since the cooking time is only half an hour.

Tomato rice is a flavorful and nutritious dish that is suitable for vegetarians and vegans. It can be served on its own or with accompaniments such as raita, salad, or papadum. It is also a great dish for lunch boxes or picnics as it is easy to pack and transport. Here is a simple recipe to make tomato rice:

What are the Ingredients?

1 cup of basmati rice

2 large ripe tomatoes, chopped

1 onion, chopped

2-3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped

1 green chili, slit

1/2 teaspoon of cumin seeds

1/2 teaspoon of mustard seeds

1/4 teaspoon of turmeric powder

1/2 teaspoon of red chili powder (adjust to taste)

1 teaspoon of coriander powder

1 teaspoon of garam masala powder

2 tablespoons of oil

Salt to taste

2 cups of water

How to cook Tomato Rice?
  1. Rinse the rice thoroughly in cold water and soak it in water for 20 minutes.
  2. In a deep pan, heat oil over medium heat. Add mustard seeds and cumin seeds and let them crackle.
  3. Add chopped onion, garlic and slit green chili. Saute until the onion becomes translucent.
  4. Add chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder, and salt. Stir well and cook for 3-4 minutes until the tomatoes become soft and pulpy.
  5. Add the soaked rice to the pan and stir well to combine. Saute for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Add 2 cups of water and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover the pan with a lid and let it cook for 15-20 minutes until the rice is fully cooked and all the water has been absorbed.
  7. Once the rice is cooked, turn off the heat and let it rest for 5-10 minutes. Fluff the rice with a fork and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

Your delicious tomato rice is now ready to serve! Enjoy it with pickle or papad.

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