11/9/09

Tangy Tomato Rice


There are times when you want to have a hearty meal but don't have time to put it together. At such times having some prep done before hand always helps. Or taking the semi home made approach.

The secret ingredient which gives the " tang" to my tomato rice is V8 vegetable juice . Instead of grinding the tomatoes etc etc I just fry some onions in hot oil with some curry leaves, mustard seeds and peppercorns , pour some healthy V8 vegetable juice in it let it all come to a boil, season with salt , add a pinch of turmeric, add rice and let it cook , garnish with freshly chopped cilantro . Serve with papad or pickle or both :)

Using the juice saves a LOT of time and adds a whole lot of flavor. You can also use any tomato juice as long as its not sweet .

Just thought that's an interesting tip to share ....will be back with a healthy dessert cooked using a food which is healing in nature . Have a great day !

9 comments:

Priya said...

Real comforting food for me..yumm!!

Faiza Ali said...

That sounds easy dear. Love the idea of using V8 juice. I am sure it tastes yummy.

Gulmohar said...
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Gulmohar said...

Love tomato rice..easy and yummy rice :-)

Chef Jeena said...

Hi Rahin how are you?

This looks so very tasty, you are right sometimes when we whip some dinner up at home it can taste fantastic.

I like your idea of using V8 juice. :-)

Cham said...

V8 rice :) Cool idea for easy beezy dinner!

Malar Gandhi said...

Sounds like comfort meal, like this one pot meal..very fulfilling at the end of the day...

Mallugirl said...

oooh v8 juice.. i have a couple remaining in my fridge.. will try it ur way soon.

Rahin said...

Thanks Priya, Faiza, Gulmohar, Cham and Malar.

Hey Jeena, I am doing gud

Shaheen, do let me know how you like it