Carrot rice recipe

Carrot rice recipe – this is mildly spiced rice dish made very quickly. This is very easy and simple to make.

Carrot rice recipe | How to make carrot rice

If you have cooked rice ready or leftover rice then it will be ready in only 20 minutes from start to finish. Grating the carrots will take some time. If making big batch then use the food processor.

Once all the ingredients are ready, sauteing part will not take much time. Because carrots will get cooked in minutes only, mix spices and rice. lastly add lemon juice and coriander leaves. It is that simple.

This carrot rice has touch of sweetness from the carrots of course. And it has very slight tang from the lemon juice. These two flavors combined makes the dish fantastic.

Many rice dishes I make for hubby’s lunch box, this carrot rice is one of them. I always keep cooked rice in my fridge. If sometimes hubby needs to leave early in the morning, I go for this one or vagharelo bhaat.

It takes me only 15 minutes to pack his lunch box. On those days, I have enough time in morning then I make roti-sabzi for him.

I like the sesame seeds in the rice. Alternately you can use peanuts or cashews as well.

Check out other rice dishes
Mint rice  //  Tomato rice  //  Corn rice  //  Methi rice


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1) Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat. Once hot add mustard seeds. Let them pop.

2) Then add sesame seeds. They will also pop.
Carrot rice recipe | How to make carrot rice

3) add chopped green chili and curry leaves. Saute for 30-40 seconds.

4) Then add grated carrots.
Carrot rice recipe | How to make carrot rice

5) Sprinkle the salt and mix.

6) Cook for 2-3 minutes only.
Carrot rice recipe | How to make carrot rice

7) Then add turmeric powder and garam masala.

8) Mix well and cook for a minute.
Carrot rice recipe | How to make carrot rice

9) Add cooked rice,

10) Also squeeze the lemon juice
Carrot rice recipe | How to make carrot rice

11) add chopped coriander leaves.

12) Mix well, it masala coated with rice and everything is mixed very well. Cook for few minutes, till the rice is heated through. Then turn off the stove.
Carrot rice recipe | How to make carrot rice

It is ready to serve.

Serving suggestions: Serve as such along with roti-sabzi as a meal. It is good to pack in kid’s or adult’s lunch box.
Carrot rice recipe | How to make carrot rice

Carrot rice recipe | How to make carrot rice
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Carrot rice recipe

US measuring cups are used (1 cup = 240 ml)
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Yield 2 servings
Author Kanan

Ingredients (1 cup = 240 ml)

  • 1 cup Cooked rice
  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • ¼ teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Sesame seeds
  • 1 Green chili chopped finely
  • 6-7 Curry leaves
  • ½ cup Carrot grated
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon Garam masala
  • 1 tablespoon Cilantro or coriander leaves finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon Lemon juice

Instructions

making carrot rice recipe:

  1. Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat.
  2. Once hot add mustard seeds. Let them pop.
  3. Then add sesame seeds. They will also pop.
  4. add chopped green chili and curry leaves. Saute for 30-40 seconds.
  5. Then add grated carrots. Sprinkle the salt and mix.
  6. Cook for 2-3 minutes only.
  7. Then add turmeric powder and garam masala. Mix well and cook for a minute.
  8. Add cooked rice,
  9. Also squeeze the lemon juice add chopped coriander leaves.
  10. Mix well, it masala coated with rice and everything is mixed very well.
  11. Cook for few minutes, till the rice is heated through.
  12. Then turn off the stove.

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