Saturday, November 7, 2009

Microwave Tomato Rice

We are in the process of shifting home between two countries and unable to update the blog on a regular basis. Its been close to a month in a serviced apartment without a stove. We have learnt to cook in the microwave and using an electronic rice cooker.

Tomato rice is a simple rice recipe that we experimented in the microwave and have been successful. Not much to chop, not much to clean afterwards, it is as simple as any of the ready-to-eat stuff and yet yummier than them.

Preparation time: 40 mins

Serves 2


Raw Rice (Biyyam/Akki/ Chawal) 2 cups (100 gm)
Chopped Tomatoes 2
Finely chopped onions 1
Green Chilly 1
Refined cooking oil 2 tsps
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Sambar powder 2 tsps
Pepper powder 1 tsp
Pinch of turmeric
Salt to taste
Fresh and chopped coriander or Freshly grated coconut to garnish


Wash and soak rice for 10-15 mins.

In a microwave-safe bowl add 1.5 tsp oil, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, green chilly, turmeric, onions and microwave on medium-high for 2.5 mins. Add the chopped tomatoes and microwave for 1.5 mins.

Add 2 tsps sambar powder, 1 tsp pepper powder, salt (a little less than usual), and mix once. Add the soaked rice and 3 cups of water and microwave for 20 mins. Check, add required water and microwave for another 5 mins if the rice feels hard.

Adjust the salt and mix well. Garnish with coriander/coconut as preferred.

Fresh, yummy tomato rice is done. Tomato rice tastes awesome as it is, but can also be had with any of the raithas or just plain curd.


Pavan said...

woww it was... hats off to the ingenuity... still cant believe u manage to do so much with so little to do it with!

Pratnee said...


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