These yummy tomato rice will become favourite dish of your kids. They are simple to make and taste great with plain curd or raita. A tasty and healthy lunch-box recipe. You can add different vegetables to the rice for variation. Try this easy, step-by-step recipe today.

Preparation Time: 30 minutes (including time for cooking rice)
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2

  • 1 cup rice
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2-3 curry leaves
  • 1 big onion (sliced)
  • 3 big tomatoes (cut into cubes)
  • 1 green chilli (finely chopped)
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • Salt as per taste
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves (finely chopped)

Preparation Instructions:

  • Pressure cook rice (click here for the method of cooking plain rice). When cooked, spread them on a plate and sprinkle 1 tbsp oil on them so that they don’t become sticky.
  • Heat oil in a pan and crackle mustard seeds, add curry leaves and onion and saute till onions become translucent.
  • Now, add tomatoes, chillies, ginger paste, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and salt. Cook till tomatoes become soft.
  • Turn the stove to low flame and add cooked rice to the tomato mixture. Mix well without breaking the rice.
  • Turn off the flame, take a taste test and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.


  • You can add some fried cashews to the rice.
  • You can also add half of the coriander leaves while mixing the rice and save half for garnishing.

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