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Blogging Marathon# 49: Week 2/ Day 3

Theme: Cooking for 1

Dish: Whole Tomato Rice with Indian flavors

Today’s recipe is not a recipe at all. This post will make the other two recipes that I posted this week seem to take forever. I saw this ‘Whole Tomato rice in Rice cooker’ recipe on many blogs. It is exactly what it sounds — Rice is cooked along with whole tomato in the rice cooker to make this tomato rice. Apparently it is a recent food trend in Japan.

I recently started using my 3cup rice cooker that has been collecting dust for almost a year. For some reason, rice cookers never appealed to me and I resisted buying one for a very long time. This small one was actually supposed to be returned to the store, but we got lazy and it got too late to send it back. I started using it especially when I’m cooking just for the kids.

I was initially skeptical on how this dish would taste. Most of the recipes I saw were only flavored with salt, pepper and oil. But I wanted a slightly spicy Indian flavored tomato rice, so added some red chili powder and garam masala. For the amount of work that went into making this dish, it turned out pretty good; mildly spiced with a nice tomato taste in the background.

The next time I make it, I’ll probably add some protein, may be some green peas, cooked chickpeas, cubed tofu or paneer or a fried egg on top. This dish is perfect for those days when you are dog tired and have absolutely no energy to make anything.

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Whole Tomato Rice with Indian flavors (made in Rice Cooker) Yum
Whole Tomato Rice with Indian flavors (made in Rice Cooker)
Course main course
Cuisine indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Rice - (use the cup that comes with the rice cooker)
  • 1 Tomato - medium
  • 2 tbsps Onion - chopped (optional)
  • 1 ~ 2 Green Chili - very finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp Chili powder Red - (adjust per taste preference)
  • ¼ tsp Garam Masala - (adjust per taste preference)
  • to taste Salt
Optional additions:
  • Broccoli
  • Green Peas
Course main course
Cuisine indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Rice - (use the cup that comes with the rice cooker)
  • 1 Tomato - medium
  • 2 tbsps Onion - chopped (optional)
  • 1 ~ 2 Green Chili - very finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp Chili powder Red - (adjust per taste preference)
  • ¼ tsp Garam Masala - (adjust per taste preference)
  • to taste Salt
Optional additions:
  • Broccoli
  • Green Peas
Whole Tomato Rice with Indian flavors (made in Rice Cooker)
Instructions
  1. Mixed Vegetables
  2. Baked tofu
  3. Fried egg
  4. Remove the tomato stem and make a '+' cut on the other end.
  5. In the rice cooker, combine rice, chopped onion (if using), green chili, red chili powder, garam masala and salt. Mix well.
  6. Add water to the rice according to the machine instructions. Place the tomato stem side down ('+' side up) in the center of the rice. Set the rice cooker to 'Cook' and wait till its done.
  7. Once done, mix the rice with the mushy tomato to evenly distribute it. It's now ready to serve. But if you want any additional mix-ins, par cook them and add them to the rice now. Mix well and Enjoy hot with some chips!!
Recipe Notes

Lets check out what my fellow marathoners have cooked today for BM# 49

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16 thoughts on “Whole Tomato Rice with Indian flavors (made in Rice Cooker)”

  1. Wow I am amazed at the recipe Pavani..this must be the most sought out dish for a lazy person to assemble..sounds interesting..though right now I am skeptical if the cooked tomato will suit my taste..as we are so used to the fried version of tomatoes…very good one!..enjoyed your series

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