Carrot Rice

Monday, May 31, 2010

My family is weird when it comes to carrots .. We buy heaps & heaps of it. Well, there is no specific reason as to why we buy this veggie so much. Somehow, whoever makes a trip to the market, is sure to carry some juicy carrots back home. So, this way, I always have quite a lot of carrots stocked up & despite adding it to every dish under the sun, there are always a few leftovers which eventually wilt.

And this is exactly how, Carrot Rice came into being at home. Whenever I have loads of leftover carrots, This dish simply shoes up in the menu.

Carrot Rice 1

This one really is as easy as it can get. Just a few grated carrots, some basic spices & its done in no time. Its a great option with leftover rice too.

You Will Need:
  • 5 medium sized carrots - peeled & grated
  • 1 cup Rice - Any Variety ( I used Sona Masuri )
  • 4 - 5 green chillies - finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp Kitchen King Masala
  • chopped Cilantro for garnish
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1 tbsp oil

How To:

  • Clean rice in several changes of water. Pressure cook rice. Set aside & allow it to cool
  • Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan, splutter cumin seeds, add chopped green chillies & ginger garlic paste & fry for a few secs.
  • Add grated carrots, turmeric powder, red chilli powder & saute till the raw smell disappears. The carrots need not be cooked completely.
  • Add rice, Garam Masala, Kitchen King Masala & Salt. Mix well.

Transfer to a serving bowl. Garnish with chopped cilantro. Serve with Raita & Potato chips. Enjoi !!!

Carrot Rice 2

You could make it more elaborate by adding a few more vegetables. You could use some onions too. The next time, I will be adding some green peas for a nice bite.

If you have a house like mine, with loads of leftover carrots, you know what to do !!!

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