There are three vegetables that are always in stock at home -Tomatoes, Potatoes and Onions.
If you have fresh tomatoes, you can make so many dishes. One dish that I make frequently is the tomato rice. There are so many different ways to make this rice. I have earlier shared the 'North Arcot Style Tomato Rice' recipe with you all. Hope you tried it ?
You can make this for a potluck lunch or picnic .
They taste great for school lunch boxes too!
Today's tomato rice recipe is a quick one which can be made within ten minutes. I shot a video for you while making this Tomato Rice Thali . I cooked tomato rice and served it with a super delicious onion raita and microwaved papad/appalam.
It was a simple and soulful platter.
Quick Tomato Rice :
Preparation time : 5 minutes
Cooking time : 15 minutes
Serves : 3-4
1 cup = 250 ml cup
2 cups cooked rice
4 large tomatoes ( roughly chopped)
3-4 green chillies ( finely chopped)
3 garlic cloves ( coarsely crushed)
1/2" ginger ( crushed)
1 sprig curry leaves ( optional)
1/8 teaspoon turmeric powder
1-2 teaspoons ghee/clarified butter ( optional)
salt to taste
To temper :
1 tablespoon oil
1/4 teaspoon fennel seeds
1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds
Garnish ( optional):
You can roast dry fruits and nuts and add them if you like. You can add fresh herbs .
1. Heat oil and temper with ingredients given for the same.
2. Add crushed ginger, garlic, green chillies and then add chopped tomatoes.
3. Add salt and cook till the tomatoes become soft and mushy .
4. Add cooked rice and mix well.
5. Switch off and serve.
Tomato Rice Thali :
Less than 10 Minute Tomato Rice With Onion Raita :
Watch the full recipe video here