2nd March 2024

Tomato Rice

Have leftover rice and don’t want to waste it! Keep it in the refrigerator to make this quick and easy recipe of tomato rice the next day (you can cook fresh and use too). Serve it hot with a vegetable preparation of your choice or raita. Thank you Misu (Madhouse Balcao) for sharing your mum-in-law’s recipe.

Serves: A family of four

Prep. Time: 10 mins

Cooking Time: 20mins


[Standard Measure – 1 cup = 200 ml.]

  • Cooked Rice (at room temperature) – 4 cups
  • Onions (finely chopped) – 2 medium
  • Tomatoes (finely chopped) – 3 medium
  • Green Corriander Leaves (finely chopped) – ½ cup
  • Garlic (finely chopped) – 4 cloves
  • Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp. or less
  • Kashmiri Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp.
  • Cumin Seed Powder – ½ tsp.
  • Corriander Seed Powder – ½ tsp.
  • Turmeric Powder – ¼ tsp.
  • Ghee / Oil – 2 to 3 tbsp.
  • Salt – to taste

Step 1:     Heat the oil / ghee in a pan large enough to accommodate the rice. Throw in the mustard seeds and when they splutter add the garlic and sauté for a few seconds on low heat. Add the onions and sauté till it changes colour and becomes soft.

Step 2:     Next add the tomatoes and sauté for a minute. Add the spice powders and cook till the tomatoes are soft.

Step 3:     Add the rice and stir it gently for a minute. Cover and cook for 5 mins. Add the chopped corriander and give a quick stir.

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