Saturday, August 18, 2012

Flavorful Carrot Rice

If you are looking for a colorful and tasty rice at short notice this carrot rice would make a meal wholesome.I prepared this for my hubby recently and his friends were raving for the recipe.

The trick to make this carrot rice more flavorful is to use shah jeera also known as caraway seed which used in biryaani and some other mughlai dishes for taste and fragrance.So here is the recipe

  • 1 cup uncooked basmati rice
  • 1 cup grated carrot(aprox 4 medium size carrots)
  • 1/3 cup chopped onions
  • 3-4 green chillies
  • 1/2 inch cinnamon stick
  • 2 cloves
  • 4 whole black papper
  • 1/2 tsp shah jeera
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp oil
  • 1 tbsp ghee(clarified butter)
  • salt to taste
Procedure :
Soak rice with enough water for 30 min then drain water completly,add 1.5 cup water and 1 tsp oil to the rice for non stickiness .Pressure cook it for 3 whistles and 3 min ,switch off the flame .Once pressure release open the lid ,spread the rice on large plate.

Heat ghee and oil in a pan,then add all the spices and once it starts to splutter add onion and green chilli,once onion starts to become translucent add the grated carrot and salt ,mix nicely and cook till carrot become soft.
Once carrot done add the cooked rice to it and mix nicely till rice blends nicely with carrot and spices,let it sit on the gas with low flame for 5 more min ,stir occassionally ,now your carrot rice is ready .Serve hot .

1.Transferring  the rice to large plate prevents over cooking and makes it more non sticky   
2.You can adjust the spice according to your taste .
3.You can add veggies like peas ,corn to make it more colorful n crunchy.


Beena.stephy said...

Yummy and healthy dish

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said...

lovely n my brother's favorite...

Suja Manoj said...

Colorful and tasty rice,love it.

sneh said...

easy and healthy, great for kids too!

Arti said...

Very flavorful as you said, looks so very yum! Love the simple innovations that you come up with Satya, excellent work. Love it :)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious looking carrot rice. Very colorful preparation.

PT said...

healthy and delicious..

Niveditha said...

I always thought adding carrot brings sweetness to the rice, so never tried. Now will surely try your recipe Satya :)

Authentic Vegetarian Recipes said...

Looks really tasty.



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