April 23, 2010

Carrot Rice | Lunch box recipe | Kids Favorite Rice

Carrot Rice is one my childhood favorites When my Mom packs this for lunch then we used eagerly wait for the lunch break more than me..my friends would. I get reminded of my Mom whenever I cook this dish. It has a subtle taste and great kid friendly dish. I served this for lunch and Shweets asked mommy where is the chicken thinking it to be Briyani :-). It can be prepared very quick and is good with or without side dish.

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This Vegetarian Rice dish is a combination of rice and grated carrots with mild seasoning and it enters my First Event Celebrating MOM.


Basmati Rice - 1 cup
Grated Carrot - 2 cup
Onion - 1 nos
Green Chilly - 1 no
Mint Leaves
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tsp
Cashew - 5 nos
Chilly Powder - 1/2 tsp
Lemon juice - 1/4 tsp
Cinnamon - 1 no
Cardamom - 2 nos
Bay leaf - 1 no
Salt - for taste
Ghee - 2 tsps

  • Wash and soak rice for 10 min.
  • Heat ghee in a pressure cooker, add cinnamon, cardamom,bay leaf,cashews.
  • Add onions cut lengthwise,mint leaves and saute well.
  • Add ginger garlic paste,green chilly, salt and saute well.
  • Once raw smell is gone. Add the chilly powder and mix well.
  • Add the grated carrot and sprinkle little water and allow it to cook.
  • Once the carrot is half cooked, Add required water (for 1 cup rice add 1.5 cup of water) and allow it to boil.
  • Add rice,sprinkle lemon juice and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  • Serve Hot.



Congrats Shabitha :) Carrot rice looks healthy and delicious..Nice recipe..

Carrot looks perfect dear n well presented..

wow.. that's a great news.. congrats and rice looks really yummy

wow.. that's a great news.. congrats and rice looks really yummy

Celebrating Mom - such a great Event' will try to participate for sure:) Loved the idea of simple and elegant craat rice, perfect for lunch box, right:)

I love diff varieties of rice.Carrot rice looks lovely and colourful.

looks yummy i saw many rice , like tomato rice cabagi rice, fried rice, biryani rice, but never saw carrot rice look great
have to try this


This is so yummy and healthy too, congrats for hosting your 1st event, love the theme.....

Beautiful rice Shabitha...kalakuringa ponga..

Carrot rice is a favorite at our place too.. I have a different version on my blog.. must try yours sometime.

Congrats Shabitha. I too make carrot rice but very different from yours..the way you have made the rice makes me drool..very yummy..

Oh Shabitha, I like the idea of carrot rice. Hmm? I need to go look in my pantry now...

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