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Tomato Rice

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Ingredients Tomato Rice:

  • 1 cup rice
  • 3 tomatoes chopped, will make 1-1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 1/4 cup raw shelled peanuts
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 green chili chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 3 teaspoons samber powder, available in Indian grocery store
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup cilantro (hara dhania) chopped
  • 2 cups of water

 Method Tomato Rice

  1. Wash and soak the rice in about 3 cups of water for at least 15 minutes. Drain the water and set aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat. When moderately hot, add mustard seeds.
  3. When the seeds cracks add peanuts and stir fry for one minute until peanuts are lightly golden brown.
  4. Add about 1 cup chopped tomatoes, green chili, turmeric, sambar powder, salt and cilantro, cook until tomatoes are tender. This should take about 2 minutes.
  5. Add rice and 2 cups of water mix and bring it to boil, lower the heat to low and cover the pen. Let it cook for about 18-20 minutes. Cook until rice is soft and water has evaporated.
  6. Stir the rice gently and add the remaining tomatoes stir gently, cover the pan and let it cook for 2 more minutes.
  7. Serve rice by it self or with yogurt.

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