CARROT METHI RICE / CARROT RICE RECIPE - EASY LUNCH BOX RECIPES !!

carrot rice recipe
Today i have an easy , simple and yummy variety rice that's very apt for your lunch box /if you are looking ways to clear left over rice / when you want to cook something in a jiffy..... Yes friends, if you have cooked rice ready , making this healthy colorful " Carrot Methi Rice / Carrot Rice " hardly takes 15 minutes .... Its not just colorful but healthy and delicious too .
methi carrot rice recipe

Kids love this carrot rice as its very colorful . Addition of methi peps up the carrot rice.You can use fresh fenugreek leaves or the dried kasuri methi . I like to use kasuri methi as its more flavorful and makes the dish more tasty . So are you ready to quickly make a note of this jiffy recipe for Carrot Methi Rice .. Do give a try and i am sure it will make a regular entry in your lunch box .. Here you go ..

Today i have an easy , simple and yummy variety rice that's very apt for your lunch box /if you are looking ways to clear left over rice / when you want to cook something in a jiffy..... Yes friends, if you have cooked rice ready , making this healthy colorful " Carrot Methi Rice / Carrot Rice " har...

Carrot Methi Rice

Summary

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  • Coursemain course
  • Cuisineindian
  • Yield2 servings 2 serving
  • Cooking Time15 minutesPT0H15M
  • Preparation Time10 minutesPT0H10M
  • Total Time25 minutesPT0H25M

Ingredients

Cooked rice
1 cup
Carrot ; grated
3/4 cup
Fresh green peas
1/4 Cup
Kasuri methi ( depends on your choice )
1-2 tbsps
Onion ; chopped
1
Green chilli ; slited or finely chopped
4-5
Garam Masala powder ( optional )
1/2 tsp
Salt
to taste
To temper:
Oil / Oil + Ghee mixed
3 tsps
Cumin Seeds / Jeera
1 tsp
Bay leaf
1
Cardamom / elaichi
1
Cinnamon/ dalchini
1/4 inch
Cloves / lavang
2-3
Few cashew ; broken

Steps

  1. Wash rice and cook it in the proportion 1 : 2 / 2.5 ie 1 glass rice , 2 glass water.The cooked rice grains should be separate,not mushy.Once cooked, spread the cooked rice on a wide plate.This will make the grains separate further & also helps to cool quickly.It has to be cooled properly before using.
  2. Grate carrots . Keep aside .
    CARROT METHI RICE / CARROT RICE RECIPE - EASY LUNCH BOX RECIPES !!
  3. Roughly crush elaichi , cinnamon and cloves . Keep aside .
  4. In a kadai / pan heat oil . Once its hot add cumin seeds, crushed whole spices ( elaichi + cinnamon and cloves) , bay leaf and cashew .
    CARROT METHI RICE / CARROT RICE RECIPE - EASY LUNCH BOX RECIPES !!
  5. Once cashew becomes golden brown , add onion and green chilli . Saute till lightly browned .
    CARROT METHI RICE / CARROT RICE RECIPE - EASY LUNCH BOX RECIPES !!
  6. Next add grated carrots and peas . Sprinkle little salt and saute for 3-4 mins .
    CARROT METHI RICE / CARROT RICE RECIPE - EASY LUNCH BOX RECIPES !!
  7. Next add kasoori methi and garam masala powder ( optional ) . Mix nicely and saute till carrot shrinks and raw taste from carrot and peas goes .
    CARROT METHI RICE / CARROT RICE RECIPE - EASY LUNCH BOX RECIPES !!
  8. That's it our carrot methi rice masala is ready to be mixed with rice .
    CARROT METHI RICE / CARROT RICE RECIPE - EASY LUNCH BOX RECIPES !!
  9. Add cooked rice to the masala. Add salt and mix well . Taste test .
    carrot methi rice recipe
  10. Relish the tasty Carrot Methi Rice as such or with some raita . If you allow it to sit for some time after mixing , the rice would taste more tasty as it would have taken in the flavours well. You can warm it while serving .
    make carrot methi rice
    carrot rice for lunch box

    Enjoy the tasty and healthy carrot methi rice in your lunch box!!

NOTE :

  • Don't make the rice mushy . It will spoil the taste. Add few drops of ghee / oil and few drops of lemon while making rice for pulao . This will help the rice grains to remain separate .
  • Addition of onions n peas is purely optional . i sometimes add and at times don't.
  • Since i usually make carrot methi rice for lunch box , i make it mild .. don't add much masala . Thats why have mentioned garam masala as optional
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