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 .
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 ..
Carrot Methi Rice
- 1 cup Cooked Rice
- 3/4 cup carrot, ; grated
- 1/4 Cup green peas, fresh
- 1 - 2 tbsps Kasuri Methi, ( depends on your choice )
- 1 onion, ; chopped
- 4 - 5 Green Chilli, ; slited or finely chopped
- 1/2 tsp Garam Masala, powder ( optional )
- to taste Salt
- 3 tsps Ghee / oil / Oil + mixed
- 1 tsp Cumin Seeds Jeera
- 1 Bay leaf
- 1 cardamom elaichi
- 1/4 inch Cinnamon/ dalchini
- 2 - 3 Cloves/ Lavang
- Cashew, Few ; broken
- 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.
Grate carrots . Keep aside .
- Roughly crush elaichi , cinnamon and cloves . Keep aside .
In a kadai / pan heat oil . Once its hot add cumin seeds, crushed whole spices ( elaichi + cinnamon and cloves) , bay leaf and cashew .
Once cashew becomes golden brown , add onion and green chilli . Saute till lightly browned .
Next add grated carrots and peas . Sprinkle little salt and saute for 3-4 mins .
Next add kasoori methi and garam masala powder ( optional ) . Mix nicely and saute till carrot shrinks and raw taste from carrot and peas goes .
That's it our carrot methi rice masala is ready to be mixed with rice .
Add cooked rice to the masala. Add salt and mix well . Taste test .
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 .
Enjoy the tasty and healthy carrot methi rice in your lunch box!!
- 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