Thursday, July 19, 2012

Carrot Rice

I love cooking. Duh, why else would I write a food blog?  But there are days I don't feel like doing any cooking/baking. This recipe is for such days. Since I cook every day, some times twice, I usually don't have any left overs. And if I don't feel like cooking, we will all have to eat either frozen naan and some curry or have to go out. This kind of recipe comes in handy for such days. You can add any vegetable you want as long as it cooks fine in a rice cooker along with the rice.
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Rice - 1 cup uncooked (Sona masoori or basmati is preferred)
Oil - 2 TBSP
Cumin - 1 tsp
Cinnamon - 1 stick of 2"
Cloves - 6 - 8
Green Chillies - 6 - 8 chopped fine
Cashews - 2 TBSP
Carrot - 6 - 8 medium peeled and chopped
Peas - 1 cup (frozen peas or pre cooked peas if using the dry ones) - optional
Salt - to taste
Cumin powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Coconut - 1/2 cup grated
Cilantro - 2 TBSP chopped
Wash and rinse rice. Add drained rice and 2 cups of water to the pot of rice cooker. In a pan, heat oil. When hot, add cumin. When it splutters, add green chillies, cloves, cinnamon and cashews. When the cashews are toasted, add carrot pieces, green peas and mix well. Sprinkle salt and the spice powders. Mix well. After a minute or two, add coconut, cilantro and mix one more time. Add this entire mixture to the rice cooker in which water and rice are soaking. Mix and add enough salt for the final dish. Turn on the rice cooker. When it is done, turn it off and fluff the entire mixture. Add more cilantro if required. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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  1. This kind of rice dishes also come in handy when u wake up late on a weekday and have to make something for the lunch box quickly! Something that happens to me almost once a week! I make a similar one too... with a combination of veggies... carrots / beans / baby corn / peas.... Advantage of having a rice loving family, i'd say!

  2. The dish sounds so quick to make! you said when we find it hard to get ourselves to cook elaborate dishes, these do come handy..

  3. I do this kind of quick rice very much often, lovely rice dish.

  4. I always crave for these kind of recipes Champa. Just loved this quick fix rice dish :)

  5. My kind of a rice dish for those lazy to cook days. Looks delicious.

  6. Yes, these kind of recipes are so handy when not in a mood to cook. Looks delicious!

  7. LOVE This - so easy in the rice cooker

  8. I love one pot meals like this and your version of carrot rice sounds different and delicious.

  9. very delicious carrot rice preparation

  10. Yummy rice recipe. First time to ur blog and loving every recipe... U have a wide collection. Happy to follow u...

  11. Agree Champa...there are days when i dont want to cook...and people around get amused by this claim of mine....but i think what we really need is mental break....this rice dish seems like that perfect break dish....:)

  12. Carrot rice looks yum. While I like it dry, my hubby loves the carrot rice that is slightly mushy.

  13. This is something I prepare for my husband's lunch box. Very easy and fast. Comes in handy when in time crunch as well!


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