Monday, April 17, 2006

Spring Time Rice aka Tomato Rice

You know it is the end of winter when you see produce like this at the market!

But what to do with these tomatoes for a weekday meal? Something that would do justice to these beauties... Answer Tomato Rice. Another recipe from Hemant Trivedi. Don't frown at the long list of ingredients -- it's simple to put together and really tomatillicious. If not for taste, you can eat it for health reasons, Lycopene found in tomatoes, is one of the most sought after antioxidants. On that note, I would like to submit this to the weekly healthful ARF event hosted by Cate .

Tomato Rice
1 cup long grained Rice
1/4 cup peas
1/4 cup carrots, chopped
2 tsp salt
Cook rice with salt, until grains are separate. Drop in the peas and carrots during the cooking process
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
4 ripe tomatoes, chopped
Heat oil in a wide pan. Add seeds, when they start to sputter, add tomatoes and stir fry till oil separates
1 red onion, cubed
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 inch ginger, grated
Add onion and cook till soft. Then add garlic and ginger, cook for 3-4 minutes
1 tsp garam masala
salt to taste
2 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp pepper powder
4-5 curry leaves
Add the dry spices and curry leaves and cook for 2-3 mins. The tomato mixture must be pulpy by now. Take off heat.
1 tsp oil
4-5 cloves
2 inch cinnamon stick
For tempering, heat oil add cloves and cinnamon. When the cloves puff up, add to the tomato mixture. Add cooked rice and vegetables to the tomato mixture and mix well.

Serve with yogurt or raita

Check out Sweetnicks place to see a round up of other healthy ARF entries.


Shilpa said...

Its very nice to see you back :). The pics are awesome.

sailu said...

Wow,glad to see you back and that too with a great recipe....Tomato Rice!!!!I love tomato flavored rice and make it often.

Ashwini said...

Welcome back. Goodness I feel bubbly just looking at those tomatoes!

Kitchenmate said...

Yummy recipe and i wish i could help with a spoonful:)

Lakshmi said...

even i prepare this tomato rice. nice one with a nice photo.

Arthi said...

The pictures look awesome, will surely give this a try.

Menu Today said...

Hi GM,
It Looks Yummmyyyy!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Love the way you break down the recipe - and the tomato rice looks scrumptious!

shammi said...

oops, that anonymous comment was from me! :)

Saffron said...

mmmmm, lovely. I love tomato rice too!


Sury said...

Looks delicious, GM! I must, must, must try this. Thanks for sharing :)

Vineela said...

I like ur tomato rice.Yummy.THANKS for dropping.

Sumi said...

welcome back to blogging,
I was absent from blogging myself for the past one week, so missed your coming back..
expecting more receipes from you..

Garam Masala said...

Thank you ladies for your words of appreciation!

Thanks for the welcome! I've missed blogging too. May be this forced separation will help ease my internet addiction :)

Gini said...

Recently made something similar but had spinach added to it too...

Vaishali said...

Hi GM,
I am adding you to my blog roll. Hope it's ok with you.

spicehut said...

Tomato of my faves. Yours looks very yummy !

shilpa said...

Hi GM, where are you? waiting for your next recipe :).

Garam Masala said...

Thanks, Vaishali. I too shall soon return the honor :)

Gini - Adding spinach is a great touch. I'll try it when the resources are at hand.

Spicehut - Thanks!

Shilpa - Right here :) And the next recipe is coming soon. Thanks for checking in with me!

Anonymous said...

Nice presentation, lovely pictures. The rice looks perfectly made. Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe.
Chk here for an interesting recipe - Tomato kuzhambu sadam

Hemant said...

This is Hemant Trivedi. I am happy that my Tomato rice has become favorit of so many people.

Try more of my recipes and enjoy.!!

Hemant Trivedi

Hemant Trivedi said...

This is Hemant Trivedi again after a gap of exactly 2 years. I have opened a blog now with the following address.

I invite you all to my blog for some latest recipes.

Hemant Trivedi