Cook's Hideout: Corn & Carrot Rice

January 22, 2012

Corn & Carrot Rice

Finally we had our first Snow of the season this weekend. Not that I was missing the snow, but I get a little paranoid when weather is not normal for a season, it makes me think of global warming and it's extreme effects. Well for now, I can be rest assured that real winter is here and will probably be here for sometime. 

For this month's Taste & Create, being hosted by Min of Bad Girl's Kitchen, I got paired with Veena @ Veg Nation. Veena blog has tons of delicious vegetarian dishes and I had quite a few bookmarked to try. But as always got busy with other things and was able to make 2 of dishes. One is this easy peasy Corn rice and the other one is the Spring onion Dal. I couldn't take pictures of dal since I made it on a weekday and had no time to take the pics.


Corn rice is a great one-pot dish that can be made in no time in a pressure cooker. My addition is a carrot to make the dish a little more colorful and tad bit healthy. Here's how I made it.

Basmati Rice - 1 cup
Corn kernels - ½ cup
Carrot - 1 medium, chopped
Onion - 1 medium, thinly sliced
Ginger + Garlic paste - 1tsp
Cinnamon stick - 1" piece
Cloves - 4
Bay leaves - 2
Garam Masala - 1tsp
Red chili powder - ½tsp
Cumin seeds - 1tsp
Lemon Juice - 2tbsp
Salt - to taste


  • Rinse the rice and soak in water for at least 15minutes.
  • Heat 2tbsp oil in a pressure cooker. Add cumin seeds, cinnamon stick, cloves and bay leaves. Once the seeds start to splutter, add onions and saute till they turn translucent.
  • Add ginger + garlic paste and cook for another minute.
  • Next add corn and carrots and saute for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add red chili powder and garam masala and cook for a minute. 
  • Drain the rice and mix gently. Add 1½ cups of water, lemon juice and salt. Mix well, cover and cook for 2 whistles.
  • Serve hot with a side of pickle, curry, dal or yogurt.



  1. Super flavourful one pot meal,simply inviting..

  2. Carrot and corn nice combination looks yumm. great new look Pavani.

  3. beautiful pic! love that colourful rice :)


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