May 31, 2010

Carrot Rice

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 !!!

33 comments:

meeso said...

Nice way to use carrots, which I always seem to have a lot of, too :)

Happy Cook said...

This is such a delicouslooking rice preperation, i know what you mean we tto buy a loàt of carrot always and then in the end some of them get binned. Wonderful way to use them u.

Rachana Kothari said...

A great way to use carrots. The rice dish looks delicious :-)

Sayali said...

NIce one...great mics

Cooking Blog Indexer said...

Looking delicious..will definitely try it

Subhie Arun said...

looks yummy n delicious..n healthy too.perfect for kids too..awesome click dear!

shriya said...

Awesome pics!! Recently I've tried Carrot rice in an restaurant, since then I wanted to try it. Looks like I got the recipe now. Bookmarked yours and ll try it for sure.

Sonia said...

I'm weird too for carrots! :) Love the your version of carrot rice. You've beautifully presented. Few weeks ago, I've prepared carrot rice with some peas. Your pics are just unusual.

Sailaja said...

Lovely rice. Great Pics...

Sharmilee! :) said...

Colorful healthy rice!!

Uma said...

that's a simple yet healthy dish. looks so colorful and yummy.

Parita said...

I love carrots too, especially grated ones, i remember when my mom grates carrot for making halwa, I just grab a handful and pop in mouth :)

Priti said...

Looks delicious...lovely pics dear

Priya said...

Gorgeous click and beautiful carrot rice..

rekhas kitchen said...

nice and delicious recipe Deesha looks soyumm beautiful pic.

Neha said...

Nice recipe..but if I have carrots...I would make gajar ka halwa..thats my favourite

Kannada Cuisine said...

Sounds very good... A tiny splash of lemon juice will make it perfect for me :)

Asha said...

beautiful color and so healthy too. Looks yum.

Ambika said...

Wonderful pictures!!

Deepti said...

I luv to add veggies in cooked rice...nice clicks.

suma said...

Great way to use carrots.. Looks fantastic!!

Life is beautiful!!! said...

Thats really a wonderful dish and I just loved it. Orangish rice with the goodness of carrot. Will definitely give a try :)

M D said...

U r tempting me with this great looking Carrot rice. Lovely pics too!

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Gorgeous looking rice recipe. Lovely color. YUM!... Healthy too...

AdukalaVishesham said...

beautiful click... and definitely a wonderful idea... we usually add chopped carrots with rice but next time we will add the grated one..

Valarmathi said...

Beautiful carrot rice...looks tempting and yummy.

Cham said...

That is gorgeous color, I only buy 2 or 3 carrots per month! We are not great fan of this veggie!

arthi said...

love carrot rice. looks so colorful and tempting..

RAKS KITCHEN said...

What a lovely colour! And love the first picture a lot!

Nags said...

we love this dish for its simplicity!

Padhu said...

Simple and healthy rice

Jagruti જાગૃતિ said...

Carrot rice looks delicious and yummy:) I would go and buy carrots for this dish...

Anonymous said...

Just had Carrot Rice now... tastes yummy!! Thanks!