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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Tomato Rice

Spicy Tomato Rice with Herbs


Ingredients: Quantity
Cooked Basmati Rice 2 cups
Peeled and Crushed Tomato 1 no
Spring Onion/Scallions 5-6 nos
Dried Oregano 2 tsp
Dried Mint 1 tbsp
Dried Parsley 1 tbsp
Bay Leaf 1 nos
Garlic Powder 1 tsp
Finely Chopped Green Chilies 2 nos
Mustard Seeds 1 tsp
Cayenne Pepper * 1/4 tsp
Paprika* 3/4 tsp
Pepper Powder 1 tsp
Dijon Mustard (Optional) 1/2 tsp
Tomato Paste 3-4 tbsp
Garam masala 1/2 tsp
Salt To taste
Chopped Coriander Leaves To Garnish
Olive Oil** 2 tbsp


Preparation:
1) Cook Rice in 3 cups water and set aside.
2) Heat oil in a sauce pan and add mustard seeds and once they splutter crush the dried herbs and add it and saute for 10 seconds.
3) Add the spring onions, green chillies and garlic powder. Saute for a min and then add the crushed tomatoes, tomato paste and Dijon Mustard.
4) Add the Cayenne pepper, paprika and garam masala and saute for 4-5 mins or until the raw smell disappears and tomato is well cooked.
5) Add 1 cup of water and simmer for 2-3 mins.
6) Add the cooked rice, sprinkle pepper powder and salt and saute it. Simmer it for 3-4 mins.
7) Garnish with the chopped coriander leaves and serve with raita or vegetable or chicken curry.

Note:
* Substitute Cayenne pepper and paprika
with 1 tsp red chili powder.
** Substitute Olive oil with cooking oil.
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