Tomato Rice – Quick & Easy Leftover Rice Recipe with Tomatoes

Tomato Rice is a delicious South Indian dish that brings together the vibrant flavors of tangy tomatoes, aromatic spices, and fluffy rice. This easy-to-make one-pot recipe is perfect for utilizing leftover rice and creating a wholesome meal in no time. Enjoy this easy and satisfying dish as a standalone meal or as a side dish to complement your favorite curries!

Watch our recipe video for step by step instructions on how to make tomato rice. We’ve included demonstrations and pro tips to help you out in the kitchen! For our tomato rice calories calories and nutrition information, see the recipe card below. We also have an option to view our tomato rice recipe in hindi.

Prep Time10 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time30 mins
DifficultyBeginner

Ingredients:

Oil - 3 Tbsp
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Urad Dal - 1 tsp
Fennel Seeds - 1 tsp
Garlic - 2 tsp (chopped)
Onions - 1 cup (sliced)
Curry Leaves - 10-15 leaves
Tomatoes - 2-3 (chopped)
Red Chili Powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Garam Masala - 1 tsp
Cooked Rice - 4 cups
Cilantro - 1 Tbsp (chopped)
Ghee - 1 Tbsp

Instructions:

1) In a large frying pan or wok on medium heat, add 3 Tbsp of oil.

2) Once the oil is warm, add 1 tsp mustard seeds, 1 tsp urad dal, 1 tsp fennel seeds, 2-3 cloves chopped garlic, 10-15 curry leaves, and 1 cup sliced onions. Mix and let everything cook together for 2-3 minutes.

3) Next, add 2-3 chopped tomatoes, 1/2 tsp red chili powder, 1/4 tsp turmeric, and 1 tsp garam masala.

4) Mix together, cover and let cook for 5-7 minutes until everything is softened.

5) Once the tomatoes are soft, mash everything together. It is ok if there are still a few chunks of tomato.

6) Finally, add in 4 cups of cooked rice, 1 tsp ghee, and 1 Tbsp chopped cilantro.

7) Mix together and serve hot!

Ingredients

 Oil - 3 Tbsp
 Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
 Urad Dal - 1 tsp
 Fennel Seeds - 1 tsp
 Garlic - 2 tsp (chopped)
 Onions - 1 cup (sliced)
 Curry Leaves - 10-15 leaves
 Tomatoes - 2-3 (chopped)
 Red Chili Powder - 1/2 tsp
 Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
 Garam Masala - 1 tsp
 Cooked Rice - 4 cups
 Cilantro - 1 Tbsp (chopped)
 Ghee - 1 Tbsp

Directions

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1) In a large frying pan or wok on medium heat, add 3 Tbsp of oil.

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2) Once the oil is warm, add 1 tsp mustard seeds, 1 tsp urad dal, 1 tsp fennel seeds, 2-3 cloves chopped garlic, 10-15 curry leaves, and 1 cup sliced onions. Mix and let everything cook together for 2-3 minutes.

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3) Next, add 2-3 chopped tomatoes, 1/2 tsp red chili powder, 1/4 tsp turmeric, and 1 tsp garam masala.

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4) Mix together, cover and let cook for 5-7 minutes until everything is softened.

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5) Once the tomatoes are soft, mash everything together. It is ok if there are still a few chunks of tomato.

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6) Finally, add in 4 cups of cooked rice, 1 tsp ghee, and 1 Tbsp chopped cilantro.

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7) Mix together and serve hot!

Tomato Rice – Quick & Easy Leftover Rice Recipe with Tomatoes
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