Easy Tomato Rice Recipe

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Easy Tomato rice is a simple, flavorful and delicious rice recipe made with tomatoes, rice, curry leaves and spices. it is not a traditional dish so each home has its own way of making it. This mildly spicy tomato rice cooks quickly because precooked rice or leftover rice is used in it. Tomato rice can be served with curd or raita.

About Tomatoes

The tomato (Solanum Lycopersicum) is originated in western South America and Central America. Usually red when ripe, tomatoes can also come in a variety of colors, including yellow, orange, green, and purple. There are several subspecies of tomatoes of different shapes and sizes. Tomatoes are consumed in various ways, raw or cooked, in many recipes, sauces, salads and drinks. Although tomatoes are fruits – botanically classified as berries – they are commonly used as a vegetable ingredient or side dish.

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Health Benefits of Tomatoes

The tomato, commonly seen in a vegetable basket, is rich in many unusual qualities. It not only enhances the taste of food but also contains many beneficial elements like Vitamin-A, Vitamin-C, vitamin K, potassium and folate found inside it. Fresh tomatoes are low in carbs. The carb content mainly consists of simple sugars and insoluble fiber. These fruits are mostly made up of water.

Consumption of tomatoes and tomato-based products improved skin health and a lower risk of heart disease and cancer.

Vitamin C found inside tomatoes can prove beneficial for the eyes. Eye diseases can be avoided by eating tomatoes.

Lycopene found in tomatoes is a red carotenoid. It has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties. Which works as an anti-proliferative and pro-apoptotic against prostate cancer. Tomato works effectively on tumor cells due to its anti-proliferative properties.

How to make Easy Tomato Rice

  1. Heat 3 tsps oil in a pan, add ¾ tsp mustard seeds, 8-10 curry leaves, 2 chopped onions, 1 tsp chopped garlic, 2 chopped chillies and saute for 5 minutes.
  2. Now, add ½ tsp turmeric powder,½ tsp cumin powder, ½ tsp red chilli powder and stir.
  3. Add 1 cup tomato puree, salt and saute for 5-7 minutes.
  4. Add 1 cup cooked rice, stir and mix uniformly.
  5. Add 1 tsp tomato sauce and stir.
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Tomato Rice

Easy Tomato Rice

  • Author: admin
  • Prep Time: 7minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Cuisine: Indian


  • 2 Onions, chopped
  • 1 tsp chopped garlic
  • 2 green chillies, chopped
  • ¾ tsp mustard seeds
  • 810 curry leaves
  • 1 cup tomato puree
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp cumin powder
  • ½ tsp red chilli powder
  • salt
  • 3 tsps oil
  • 1 tsp tomato sauce


  1. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, curry leaves, chopped onion, chopped garlic, chopped chillies and saute for 5 minutes.
  2. Now, add turmeric powder, cumin powder, red chilli powder and stir.
  3. Add tomato puree, salt and saute for 5-7 minutes.
  4. Add cooked rice, stir and mix uniformly.
  5. Add 1 tsp tomato sauce and stir.


  • Calories: 310.6
  • Sugar: 9.7 g
  • Sodium: 783.0 mg
  • Fat: 11.6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.2 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 6.9 g
  • Trans Fat: 2.6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 45.6 g
  • Fiber: 4.5 g
  • Protein: 6.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
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