August 4, 2008

Carrot Rice Recipe - How to Make Carrot Rice

Carrot rice is a quick and easy one-pot meal using rice. When I was about to leave to Hyderabad for 3 weeks, the vegetable tray had an assortment of veggies that were unused. Among them was one carrot, a few green chillies, 2 onions, some okra, 10 beans and so on. I fried the okra and made usili with beans but was stumped on what to do with just one carrot. I could have made a salad but then thought I should probably add it to rice and make it a carrot rice!

Carrot Rice Recipe - How to Make Carrot Rice
This is an easy rice dish that I have seen in many blogs. But most of them use chana dal in it. Since I was feeling plain lazy to soak, grind and all the rest of it, I made a simpler version. It came out quite tasty but next time I think I will try it with the dal and other masala in it. Since carrots add a nice sweetness to the rice dish so I didn't feel a need to add onions to the carrot rice, but feel free to do so if you wish.

Carrot Rice Recipe - How to Make Carrot Rice
Serves 2

Cooked rice - 3 cups
Grated carrots - 1
Green chillies - 3, slit lengthwise
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Curry masala or garam masala - 1 tsp
Turmeric - a pinch
Salt - to taste
Oil - 2 tsp

How I Made It:

1. Heat oil and saute carrots and green chillies in turmeric till the carrots become limp (for lack of a better word)

2. Now add the ginger garlic paste, curry masala and salt and fry for a minute or two.

3. Mix in rice and leave on for another 2 minutes.

Serve warm with raita, papad and pickles.See how simple it is? :)
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