You can serve tomato with any dishes, but my choice is Ayam Masak Merah (chicken stew in tomato sauce) and dhal curry. Put 150g of brown basmati rice in a small pan covered by 3cm of water. Tomato rice is a drool-worthy, gluttonous gem on par with the biryani rice. Add the chopped onion, minced garlic, and ginger. Oh, and the rice looks good too. Cover with a lid and leave for a couple of minutes, then turn them over in the sauce, cover again and leave to simmer for a further 2-3 minutes until the leaves have softened and relaxed. Add the soaked rice and let the rice cooker do the work for you. See what other Food52 readers are saying. (Note: If you encounter any audio / visual problem of viewing this video, you can view it from YouTube by clicking this link, which will open in a new tab). Makes about 3 cups. Love Tomato Rice. This Malaysian tomato rice recipe is prepared with a plethora of spices and fresh ingredients transform the ordinary ingredients to a rice dish heavily scented with spices. It is not mandatory to leaves. Thank you for the easy recipe. Hi, this is KP Kwan. You can use any long grain rice for this recipe, or get the basmati rice while preparing for a special occasion. Soak it for half an hour. The pandan leaves are added to the rice cooker along with the rice. The tomato rice will be firmer if you do not pre-soak the rice. Add the onions and let them cook, stirring regularly for 12-15 minutes, until they start to soften. The shape of basmati rice is longer than the ordinary long grain rice, which is the preferred choice for biryani rice and tomato rice. More: The only red sauce you'll ever need, from Marcella Hazan. Excellent stuff. This rice dish is evolved from the original Indian version and has become the staple of Malay cuisine. Today: Brown rice meets tomato, peppers and onion for a welcome break from the pasta routine. Continue cooking for 5 minutes. Add some tomato puree in addition to the fresh tomatoes at this point. I mentioned arsenic in rice mainly in regards to children's health. Purple kale, cavolo nero, spring cabbage or mustard greens, should be lightly cooked before being drained and added to the tomato sauce. Cover until the rice is done. Serve. The eyes of a child. Add 6 cardamom pods, 4 cloves, ½ tsp of salt and 6 black peppercorns and bring to the boil. Hi Aruna, Its my favorite recipe. I suggest you use 2 cups of rice and 2 cups of water. Sometimes I use it instead of basmati for this recipe. After that, add the chopped onion, minced garlic, and ginger to the saucepan. 1. We've stopped eating it. Hi Ross, We should just move to Italy and call it a day. I make a batch of some kind of tomato-based sauce pretty much every week to satisfy the beasts. I like to cut the tomatoes into small chunks rather than mash it into a paste, as I want the fresh tomatoes to be seen and scattered in between the rice. Merrill's daughter Clara has quite the appetite -- and it's all Merrill can do to keep up. KP Kwan, Hi Kwan, It is the result of the cultural mash-up of Asian and Western cuisines, due to the influence of the European countries who settled in this country in the past centuries and the migrants of the Indian community. Those basmati rice that I bought is generally very clean, which I only need to rinse it once or twice. We re not normally eat long grain or basmati and I dont want to buy that just for tomato rice.. thank you, Hi Amelia, You could take advantage of the other greens around at the moment, using them to replace the spinach. Sauteed until the onion turns soft and slightly brown. I used long grain brown rice because I had it in the pantry, and because I thought the nutty flavor would add a little more complexity. Photos by Mark Weinberg and James Ransom Heat some ghee in a saucepan. Thanks for pointing the confusion. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. Continue stir-frying over low to medium heat until the onions start to turn soft and slightly brown. This looks great. Add the chopped onion, minced garlic, and ginger. Heat 2 tbsp of olive oil in a deep pan over a moderate heat. Recently, I used half brown rice & half wild rice and the result was a deliciously nutty & slightly chewy texture - I loved it! While I'm an equal opportunity pasta sauce eater, Clara and Jonathan are both red sauce -- or "gravy," as my husband's fellow New Jerseyans call it -- devotees. Sauteed until the onion turns soft and slightly And lemon. You can choose which way you want, depending on the outcome that you would like to be. ( Do manual high 20 mins) You can soak rice if you wish, I didn't soak; You can skip whole spices and add 1.5 tsps of garam masala at the end with salt. I believe she calls it Parched Rice. I used normal rice cooker. Buy the spices in small quantity. Drained. Halve 300g of cherry tomatoes and stir them and the chilli into the onions. Scoop the rice onto the serving plate. You may wonder why tomato paste is necessary for this recipe since we are using fresh tomatoes. The first time Clara tried my tomato rice was when she came into the office to shoot these photos. Add the dry spice (cloves, cinnamon, star anise, and cardamom) into the pan over low heat until aromatic. I may receive commissions for purchases made through links in this post. Yes, this was a risky move. Tomato Rice. Put 150g of brown basmati rice in a small pan covered by 3cm of water. Otherwise, it will form lumps after it cools down. In either way, strain the rice to remove the water before adding to the sautéed ingredients in the following steps. You may also want to leave the rice in the rice cooker with the lid on after it turns off automatically. It is located below the Instruction, above the nutrition value in the recipe below. Armed with her greenmarket bag, a wooden spoon and a minimal amount of fuss, she steps into the fray. Most of the rice cooker needs a bit of standing time to let it fully cooked. Season with salt and add sufficient water to cook the rice. When I handed her a little cup of the rice, she looked at it skeptically -- why was I giving her something that looked like pasta and tomato sauce but clearly wasn't? If you do not have a rice cooker, use a pot or large saucepan with a heavy bottom: Remove the lid to let the steam to release. It is tempting to buy a larger amount, but the spices will lose their fragrance become stale over time. Pour the tomato mixture into the rice cooker. We use the rice cooker to cook the rice in this tomato rice recipe. Here's a link to Consumer Reports' latest research. The star here is little Clara, the tomato rice is a side dish! I have prepared this recipe with both canned & fresh tomatoes & prefer the latter however, can just as well use canned when it isn't tomato season. The rice sounds good and all, but mostly Clara and the little pink Osh-Kosh overalls are ridiculously cute. Fannie Farmer has a similar recipe that starts with leftover rice (yes!). Some might even call it cocky. Add the ginger to the onions, then stir in 2 tsp each of ground cumin and turmeric, and continue cooking for a minute or so, then stir in 50ml of water. Peel 3 medium-sized onions, cut them in half from root end to tip, then slice each half into 6. And garlic. This is the Malaysian version of the tomato rice which different from the authentic Indian recipe, in which mustards seeds, cumin seeds, dry chili, green chili will be used as the spices. I am happy to see you in this comment area, as you have read through my recipe. You can substitute part of the water with milk for a richer flavor. Please read my privacy policy  for more info. Now I want to try yours, with that Escalivada! Now you have a bowl of lovely tomato rice with a chorus of aromas hits your nose. Aroma Housewares ARC-914SBD 2-8-Cups (Cooked) Digital Cool-Touch Rice Cooker and Food Steamer, Stainless Steel, GreenPan Rio 5QT Ceramic Non-Stick Covered Skillet with Helper Handle, Black - CW000058-003, Swad Cardamom Indian Grocery Spice, Pods Green, 3.5 Ounce, Veetee Dine In Rice - Microwavable Basmati Rice - 9.9 oz - Pack of 6. 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 small onion, diced 1/2 red bell pepper, seeded and diced Salt 1 cup chopped tomatoes (fresh or canned) 1 cup long grain brown rice. You can use butter or margarine instead of ghee as the substitute. Once they are heated up, they will release the essential oil which will make it very aromatic. Remove from the heat and leave for 5 minutes before lifting the lid. Add cheese & basil and more fresh tomatoes.