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

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

Coriander leaves – few
Spring onions – few


Method:
  • 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!!!


31 comments:

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

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

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

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

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

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  6. Very quick and delicious one pot meal.

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

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

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

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

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  11. Quick and easy delicious recipe!!

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