Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Simple Tomato Rice with Spicy Potato Fry

Do you always seem to have leftover rice on hand? If you've got some leftover rice that you'd rather not go to waste, here are some easy ways to turn your plain steamed leftover white or brown rice into a fabulous new meal or side dish! Read on for some uses for leftover rice.

Tomato Rice

1 cup Leftover rice
1 tomato big chopped
1 green chilli chopped (big)
Curry leaves
1 tsp Mustard seeds
1 tsp Urad dal
1 tsp chana dal
1/2 tsp Haldi
5-6 Cashews (optional)
Salt to taste
2 tsp oil
1 stalk dhaniya for garnish (coriander leaves)


Heat oil in a pan, add mustard, urad dal, chana dal, cashew and saute till light brown. Add curry leaves, green chilli and saute. Add tomato, salt, haldi, cook till it becomes a masala. Add rice and toss lightly. Serve garnished with coriander leaves.

Note: I have added some boiled peas to make it look colourful. Its completely up to you what all to add.

Potato Fry:
1 Potato (big cut into small pieces)
3 tsp oil
1/2 tsp haldi
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
Salt to taste
Curry leaves
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1/2 tsp Urad dal

Heat oil in a pan, add mustard, urad dal and saute. Add curry leaves, potato, salt, haldi, red chilli powder and mix well. Cook covered till done. Serve hot.