Tomato Rice

The rice, delicately flavored with fresh tomatoes and spices, is lovely just as it is. Or served with a little bit of thick yogurt. A huge favorite in our family, we need to have this every once in a while as simple comfort food.


Tomato Rice

1 cup Basmati Rice
1.5 cups Water
2 Tomatoes, blanched, skinned and ground
1 Onion, sliced fine
2 Green Chillies, chopped fine
1″ piece Ginger or 1 tsp Ginger Paste
4 cloves Garlic, minced
2 Cloves
2 Cardamom pods

Grind the ginger, garlic, cloves and cardamom and keep aside.

Heat about a tablespoon of oil in a pan. Add the onion, chillies, ground spices and stir fry well, until the raw smell of the spices goes away, about 5-6 minutes. Add the tomato paste, water (enough water to cook the rice, taking into account the water from the tomatoes – about 1.5 cups), salt and mix well.

Cook until rice is done. Fluff with a fork. Simple and delicious spiced rice.

This is off to my dear friend, Sunshinemom of Tongue Ticklers for Food in Colours: Red.

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16 Comments Add yours

  1. i love tomato rice. Your version is slightly different .. looks nice .. Tomato rice always make a hearty lunch for me

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  2. sunshinemom says:

    Coincidence! I made this too – yesterday! Don’t know when I am going to blog it:) Thanks for the red entry!

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  3. Beth says:

    this looks perfect. i love cardamon

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  4. Alisha says:

    This sounds so yummy… like an adult version of something I used to make when I was a poor art student. Try not to cringe…I used to put rice and tomato (or sometimes vegetable) soup (in the can, horror of horrors I know) in a rice cooker and then go to class. When I came home I had this yummy filling starchy (entirely) meal that cost under a dollar. Like I said… it’s cringe worthy now.But I love this recipe because it’s what i should have been making that whole time, if I had just been willing to take the time.

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  5. Tomato rice was one of our staples as grad students, apart from khichdi and sambar ofcourse. Love it. Looks bright and yummmy and spicy

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  6. Ranjani says:

    sounds like the no fuss no muss kind of dish that I’m always on the hunt for! Bookmarked!Can I use brown rice with this instead of basmati?

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  7. Aparna says:

    I know how fragrant and tasty this rice is. Even my daughter, who doesn’t really like tomatoes loves this one.

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  8. Aparna says:

    I know how fragrant and tasty this rice is. Even my daughter, who doesn’t really like tomatoes loves this one.

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  9. Priti says:

    Tomato Rice…ummm always ready to eat …makes perfect for any time meal

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  10. Jayashree says:

    It’s one of the first few dishes I learnt to cook well and is a must have for us too, every once in a while.

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  11. Divya Vikram says:

    ultimate comfort food!!loks perfect..

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  12. Cham says:

    Beautiful color and easy confort food

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  13. Bharti says:

    Yummy! That’s right up my alley.

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  14. Arundathi says:

    Thanks everyone. Ranjani, you could definitely use brown rice – it would probably give it a great nutty taste. Alisha – that does sound like something I used to do too! 😀 That stuff is pure comfort food!

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  15. Srivalli says:

    Love tomato bath…yours has got nice colour and look!

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