Oct 27, 2009

Quick Carrot Rice

Somedays you don't feel like cooking anything but you have people around and have no other choice, this rice comes handy. I learned this recipe from one of my friend's mom. Frankly speaking, it is easy to make and luckily my girls really liked that rice. I usually make carrot rice in this way. Here is the recipe.

  1. Carrot - 1 (shredded)
  2. Onion - 1 finely chopped
  3. Tomato - 1 finely chopped
  4. Garlic - 1 clove
  5. Ginger - a small piece (chop it)
  6. Green chillies - 1 (acc to taste)
  7. oil - 2 tsp
  8. mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  9. cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
  10. Rice - 1 cup ( I used sonamasoori rice)
  11. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  12. Salt to taste
  13. Coriander leaves - for garnishing
Preheat oil in a pan, splutter mustard seeds and cumin seeds and fry green chillies to golden brown. Add chopped onion, ginger & garlic and saute' for a minute. Now add the chopped tomato and shredded carrots to it. Add turmeric powder and let it cook for couple of minutes. In the mean time, wash the rice, drain it and keep it aside. When the veggies are half cooked, transfer it to the pressure cooker, add the drained rice, add required amount of water ( I usually add 3 cups of water for 1 cup of rice, but this time, I just used 1 1/2 cups of water along with half cooked vegetables and rice). Pressure cook it upto 2 whistles. Open the cooker when the pressure is released and garnish it with coriander leaves.


chef and her kitchen said...

simple version dear..I add the cooked rice directly to the fried mixture and mix...and ofcourse I add garam masala too.

Priya Suresh said...

I do as prathibha told, but this carrot rice looks prefect Vidhya,hope u r doing well now..

Shama Nagarajan said...

lovely colurful rice dear