Recipes: Vegan/ Recipes: Vegetarian

Left-overs…on purpose!!

I love having left-over rice. Most times I always cook an extra cup of plain rice just so I will have some left-over to work with the next day. Left-over rice is always a great start to many new variations such as fried rice! Another personal favourite of mine is tomato rice. My hubby A really loves this dish, and devours it with a huge helping of Dal and pickle!

Tomato Rice

Tomato Rice


1 cup cooked white Basmati rice
1 medium onion sliced thinly
1 tomato chopped
salt, to taste
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp red chili powder
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
a couple of dried curry leaves
freshly chopped coriander for garnish
1 tbsp cooking oil


Heat oil in a non-stick pan and add curry leaves and mustard seeds. When they start to sizzle, add sliced onions.

Cook till onions turn transparent and add chopped tomatoes. Cook for a few minutes till tomatoes begin to pulp. Add salt, turmeric and chili powder and allow spices to blend in.

Add in cooked rice and stir-fry till mixes in with all spices. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve warm.

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  • Reply
    sonu shetty
    November 20, 2007

    5 stars
    looks awesome…..always loved tomato rice….

  • Reply
    November 22, 2005

    5 stars
    I love tomato rice too, often makes it with leftover rice like you do, and with lots of cherry tomatoes. I also add some sort of nuts or beans, whatever handy and available at the moment like cashews or chori(small red beans) etc.

  • Reply
    November 21, 2005

    5 stars
    Ah! Nice….. A slight variation would be a drizzle of lemon juice or tamarind juice to get that zing! ๐Ÿ˜€

    I like the new look Meena….. love the new sign on the top I mean…. I have got a lot to catch up… ๐Ÿ™‚

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