Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Carrot rice

Carrot rice is a very quick and healthy lunch box idea. It is spicy and can be taken along with raita of your choice. Kids will love this and those who hate carrots won't say no to this one. I usually make this when I'm in no mood to spend hours in kitchen. This colour always bring joy. :)

  • Basmati rice - 1 cup 
  • Carrots - 2 medium 
  • Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
  • Cinnamon stick - 1 small piece
  • Cloves - 3 nos
  • Cardamom - 3 nos
  • Dry red chilli - 4 broken
  • Coriander powder - 1 tsp
  • Jeera powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil - 2 tsp (for sauteing)
  • Salt to taste

  • Wash, drain and cook basmati rice*. Keep aside and allow to cool
  • Grate the carrots
  • Heat oil in a thick bottom vessel. Add cinnamon, cloves, cardamom  and broken red chillies. Saute for a few seconds.
  • Add grated carrots and saute for 2 minutes
  • Now add salt to taste (Remember you've cooked rice with salt), coriander and jeera powder. Saute. 
  • Follow by grated coconut and saute again for 2 minutes. 
  • Add the cooked rice and mix well. Switch off flame and serve.
*Cooking basmati rice
For 1 cup rice you require 1 and 3/4 cups water. In a thick bottomed or non stick vessel boil water, add salt and 1 tsp oil (so the rice won't stick together). Add rice, stir, cover and cook until all water dries off and rice is soft and ready. 

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  1. Very colorful, nice preparation dear..

  2. Wow..rice is so delicious and colors are wonderful


  3. wow...super rice, Reshmi......

  4. looks gud reshmi...i do it sometimes at home n ur clicks r good.

  5. very true.. even i make this.. its healthy & is yum too!

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  6. Colourful & healthy one!!! You are absolutely right. Kids are also gonna love this :) Congrats on your giveaway too!

  7. Nice clicks and looks yummy too:)

  8. Healthy rice!

  9. Very healthy and yummy rice...Carrot rice is tempting..Thanks for linking my event.

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  10. very creative reshmi.....never heard of anyone making rice with carrot! must try!


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