Sunday, November 10, 2013

Carrot Rice | Easy Lunch Box Recipes

Here I am with another easy variety rice recipe, thanks to the huss. He asked for variety and variety it is these days. One method, different veggies and you have a healthy one pot meal on your plate or in my case, in his lunchbox. These days when I wake up late in the morning, I simply pack some variety rice and fryums for his lunch. Its simple and a healthy option too. One thing is that you are adding some veggie in your diet and second thing is that you do not need to make a stir fry for the side. Papadams, fryums, potato chips or even a spicy pickle makes a perfect match for this rice. Similarly you can use other veggies like beans, beetroot, cabbage, peas or a combination of all put together. I missed taking step by step pictures cos I was packing this for hubby's lunchbox and I just couldn't make myself to pick the camera and click the tutorial... But I will update the post the next time I make this.

Prep time: 10 mins; Cooking time: 20 mins; Serves - 2

~*What U Need*~
Cooked rice - 1 1/2 cups
Onion - 1, finely chopped, medium
Carrot - 1 cup, grated
Red chilli powder - 1/4 tsp
Roasted peanuts - 2 tbsp, optional
Coriander leaves - a handful, chopped
Salt, oil

For tempering:
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Urad dhal - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - a sprig
Green chilli - 1

How I Made it:
Spread the cooked rice on a plate and allow to cool fluffing it in intervals. Heat oil in a pan, temper with mustard seeds, urad dhal, green chilli and curry leaves. Now add the onions and saute till brown. Add the carrot and fry till raw smell goes off. Now add the red chilli powder, salt and saute well. Add the chopped coriander leaves, cooked rice and roasted peanuts and mix well. Cook till the rice is warm.

Serve with some chips/vadagam/papadam!!!

So thats it Folks...
With Love,

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  1. Vimitha, what a good idea! This rice must be very fragrant, Your husband is very lucky!

  2. simple and healthy lunch specially for kids

  3. Carrot rice looks awesome, will try for my kid

  4. very easy and comforting lunch box recipe...healthy too

  5. Apt for mess free lunch box :) looks so delicious and yummy !! lovely click dear..

  6. carrot rice with chips makes an excellent combo :)

  7. love this kind of simple and quick rice recipes, simple chips or papad is enough for a filling meal na :) inviting pics..

  8. This is definitely a great idea for quick lunch in a box:)


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