tamato rice recipe

How Do You Make Tomato Rice (Tomato Rice Recipe)

How Do You Make Tomato Rice – Suppose that you called your friends for lunch and you had already prepared the main course along with rice but 10 minutes before the party, your friends called you up and said that they would not be able turn up. Ah! Bummer! What to do with all the food that has been prepared already? Well! Let us talk about the rice first because this article focusses on perfectly cooking the rice.

So, the rice that you have already cooked is now a leftover and you really want to make something delicious out of it. What are you waiting for then? Why don’t you try the mouth-wateringly delicious tomato rice recipe? Also, you can try cooking this recipe directly in an Electric pressure cooker not as a leftover rice recipe but as a new dish to serve at your dinner table. Ever tried it? Not? No problem, try it now. You can try cooking this recipe even in your small rice cooker. However, the following information shall guide you to cook tomato rice in an electric pressure cooker. 

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Ingredients Required

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon mustard seeds
  • 4 cloves of finely chopped garlic (optional)
  • 10 finely chopped onions
  • 1 sprig roughly torn curry leaves
  • 4 finely chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon sambar powder
  • ½ tablespoon cardamom powder
  • Salt (according to taste)
  • Chopped mint leaves (1 bunch)
  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 ½ cups of water (depending on the rice quality)
  • 1 tablespoon butter


Step 1:- Add sesame oil to the sauté pan of your electric pressure cooker and let the pressure cooker to be pre-heated.

Step 2:- Once the pan gets heated, add the ingredients. First of all, add mustard seeds. Once, they start crackling, add garlic and chopped onions. Then, add curry leaves. Sauté the onions until they become soft. You do not need to brown the onions. Once the onions begin to change color, add tomatoes. Mix and let cook for 3 to 4 minutes and then add Sambar powder. Also, add cardamom powder, salt to taste, and mint leaves. Mix these well and wait for the aroma! 

Step 3:- Now, when the spices have mixed up well, add rice and water accordingly. Make sure not to add too much of water because you have added tomatoes and they are themselves moist so adding more water than required can ruin the taste.

Step 4:- Cover the pressure cooker with the lid and set it to the rice mode. The timer will automatically start after a few minutes. Now, you just have to wait for the pressure release. 

Step 5:- After the pressure has released completely, you can open the lid and stir the mixture well but not too hard to break the rice grains. Also, you can add some salt at this time if you feel like doing so. If not then, add butter to the dish and stir once or twice. Your Tomato rice is ready to be served. Happy eating!

You can try the same recipe in a rice cooker review, only the time setting would change accordingly but the taste shall remain the same. 

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