Monday, 17 March 2014

Tomato Rice in 5 minutes

The Alarm goes off...You get up on that lazy Monday Morning, snooze the alarm for 10 minutes and catch a quick nap. You get up and find that its already 7:00 in the morning!!!!!! You have only 30 minutes before the kid's school van comes and you need to prepare breakfast/lunch, get the kid ready for school....... OH NO!!! what to do...

How many of you have been in this situation? Well I have been more than once and have managed to escape with the help of this dish :-) Yes whenever I am late, I prepare a quick breakfast of cornflakes + milk or toast + milk and this tomato rice in 5 minutes. So kitchen activities take 15 minutes of my time and I have rest 15 minutes for other activities and getting ready.

For the second theme in this month's Blogging Marathon I chose Gourmet rice dishes. What better idea would I get than to post this recipe....Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#38

Ok - 5 minutes here means 5 minutes of your time. Since we cook this in pressure cooker the rice takes around 5-7 minutes to cook and another 5-10 minutes to open the cooker. But meanwhile you can prepare other stuff.

Ingredients: (4 servings)

Rice - 1 Cup - 125 grams
Onions - 100 grams
Tomatoes - 150 grams
Ginger – 5 grams
Garlic – 3 pods
Green chillies – 2 nos
Water – 2 cups
Salt – to taste
Coriander powder – 1 tspn
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tspn
Garam masala powder – ½ tspn
Ghee – 2 tbspn

Bay leaf – 1
Cinnamon – ½ inch stick
Cloves – 4
Cardamom – 2
Star anise – 1

Coriander leaves – few
Spring onions – few

  • Wash the rice and keep aside.
  • Grind the onions, tomatoes, green chillies, ginger, garlic into a coarse paste.
  • In a pressure cooker, add ghee and add all the spices. Fry for about 30 seconds
  • Add the ground paste and fry for another minute.
  • Add the washed rice and throw in all the powders including salt.
  • Mix well. Add the required amount of water (1:2 ratio).
  • Mix well. Check for salt. Close the pressure cooker.
  • Cook for one pressure. Then bring doen the heat to minimum. Cook for another minute and switch off the stove.
  • Open the pressure cooker as soon as the pressure is released and transfer the contents to a wide mouthed bowl.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves. In my home since spring onions were growing, so I garnished with those.

Tomato rice in 5 minutes is ready!!!! Just grab a packet of potato chips and then enjoy a relishing lunch!!!


  1. Simple and quick recipe dear........ Rice looks delicious!!

  2. Love it Indu. Thanks for sharing this simple recipe

  3. Lovely recipe, simple, easy and quick to make.

  4. I can understand the morning rush..:)..rice looks so good..

  5. wow thats a super quick and inviting tomato rice :)

  6. Very quick and delicious one pot meal.

  7. simple, easy to make and quick rice. As you said perfect for a lazy day..

  8. Mornings in the kitchen are always in a hustle. It is good to have some saviuor recipes.

  9. Quick & easy tomato rice -- looks yummy!!

  10. That is a great go to recipe in a crunch.

  11. Thats a quick one :) lovely