Tuesday, January 5, 2010


There are many ways to dress up Rice dishes and I am always in search for new recipes. I stumbled upon this recipe and it looked easy to make. Flavorful , fragrant and easy to make.

I served this with chicken tikka.

• Olive oil- 2 Tbsp
• Finely chopped onion- 1 1/2 cups
• Minced garlic- 2 teaspoons
• Salt1- 1/2 teaspoons
• Crushed red pepper flakes- 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon
• Bay leaf- 1
• Chopped tomato- 1 1/2 cups
• Cups water- 2 1/4
• Chopped fresh parsley leaves- 2 tablespoons
• Chopped fresh cilantro leaves- 2 tablespoons
• Long-grain white rice- 1 1/2 cups


In a 4-quart medium saucepan heat the oil over high heat until hot. Add the onion and cook, stirring, until softened, 4 minutes. Add the garlic, salt, red pepper, and bay leaf and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the tomato and cook, stirring occasionally, until they begin to soften, about 2 minutes. Add the water, parsley and cilantro and bring to a boil. Add the rice and stir well. When the liquid returns to a boil, stir again, then cover the pot and reduce the heat to low. Cook the rice undisturbed for 20 minutes, or until the liquid has been absorbed and the rice is tender.
Let rice stand for 5 minutes undisturbed before fluffing with a fork. Serve immediately.

I am sending this to AWED-Portuguese guest hosted by Priya


Anonymous said...

Good work. Please try to add more vegetarian dishes. Keep them coming. Lakshmi

Priya said...

Hi Preethi, such a droolworthy tomato rice, looks fantastic and thanks for ur entry..

Priya said...

Preethi now its prefect...Do send more entries dear..

Preethi Rajeev said...

Thanks Lakshmi and Priya. I will be posting more veg recipes and Priya thanks for dropping by and accepting my dish for the event.

Sushma Mallya said...

Thanks a lot for dropping by preethi,and leaving a lovely comment as well as for joining in....will surely visit ur blog regularly for more such yummy recipes...hope to c u again too...take care and have a lovely weekend

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Looks so tempting:)

crispus said...

nammude thakkali saadham is also made in Portugal!! i remember a dear friend saying "kannu thettiyal appo...." :))
lovely post da..

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