Carrot rice recipe | Easy variety rice for kids

Carrot rice, a quick and easy rice variety perfect for kids or lunch for one. Treat for both eyes and taste buds, also can pack it in your lunch box. Looking for a healthy meal for one when you want to make just for you ? Have your dose of carrots with this simple carrot... Read More The post Carrot rice recipe | Easy variety rice for kids appeared first on Raks Kitchen.

Carrot rice recipe | Easy variety rice for kids

Carrot rice, a quick and easy rice variety perfect for kids or lunch for one. Treat for both eyes and taste buds, also can pack it in your lunch box.

Looking for a healthy meal for one when you want to make just for you ? Have your dose of carrots with this simple carrot rice paring it with some papad or fryums.

I have already posted a beautiful beetroot rice, but this is slightly different from it. Adding sambar powder (or curry powder) makes it so flavorful.

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Ingredients

Do you like how I have cut my carrot for this recipe? I heard you. I used my julienne grater first to grate to strips and then stack it and chop finely in bulk.

Below you will find how I did it. There are easier ways of just using a fine grater for this purpose or even you can roughly chop and give few pulses to get it similar in looks.

  • Moong dal (yellow lentils) adds up the protein quotient.
  • Coconut is an amazing touch to the recipe giving it a subtle flavor needed for the recipe.
  • Basmati rice not only is packed with flavor but is also pleasing to eyes. There should be some tempting factor for us to eat with eyes first right?

See recipe card for other ingredients and it’s quantities.

Substitutions

I have made this without any masala items like whole spices – clove, cardamom, cinnamon or garam masala powder. But you can add these if you like the flavor.

Personally I somehow not a big fan of those in my variety rice and love to keep it simple.

  • Onion – If you want to make this a no onion no garlic carrot rice, feel free to skip it. If you like you can add little asafoetida for flavor.
  • Rice – any leftover rice form your previous meal can be used. Be it parboiled or raw rice like sona masoori, you can just follow the same recipe. Millets can also be replace for rice.
  • Coconut – Coconut can also be skipped, you can try coconut oil for giving similar flavor.
  • Moong dal – You can skip moong dal and add peanuts too for added protein.

Variations

This is just an idea with carrot, you can use your ideas to improvise the recipe and bring you own kind.

  • Spicy – I added 2 green chillies in the recipe. To make it kids friendly, you can skip it and reduce the heat or even skip the sambar powder.
  • Make it colorful – add green peas, fresh or frozen to make it look appealing.
  • Kid friendly – Top it with some ghee fried cashews.

See this easy cabbage rice on my website!

Video

Are videos more your thing? Watch carrot rice in my Youtube channel.

Storage

I actually saved the leftover in fridge and re heated for another meal. Just place in a steamer for reheating to retain it’s softness.

If you cook the rice well for 2 mins after adding coconut, you can pack this for lunch and it stays good.

Top tip

You can use any leftover rice from fridge too for preparing this dish.

Use food processor to rice the carrot. Chop roughly and give 3-4 runs to get grated carrot texture.

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  • Brinjal sabzi
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  • How to cook basmati rice

Note

Please note you need cooked rice and soaked moong dal (if adding it) ready for this recipe.

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Carrot rice recipe, Easy lunch ideas

Carrot rice, a quick and easy rice variety perfect for kids or lunch for one. Treat for both eyes and taste buds, also can pack it in your lunch box.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 3

Equipments (Amazon Affiliate links)

  • Grater

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 1.5 cups Carrot grated
  • 2 tbsp Moong dal refer notes for options
  • 1 Onion
  • 2 Green chilli slit
  • tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tsp Sambar powder refer notes for options
  • 2 tsp Ghee
  • Salt as needed

To temper

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • ½ tsp Mustard
  • 1 tsp Urad dal
  • 10 Curry leaves
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Instructions

  • Prep all the ingredients required.
  • First wash rice, dal and soak it in hot water for 15 – 30 mins.
  • Cook rice with water ratio 1 : 1 & ½ cups for 3 whistles. Once done, spread in a plate and cool down.
  • After that, clean, peel and grate carrot. I used a julienne grater and then chopped it by stacking roughly.
  • Heat a pan with oil, temper with mustard, urad dal, curry leaves, green chillies.
    1 tbsp oil, ½ tsp Mustard, 1 tsp Urad dal, 10 Curry leaves, 2 Green chilli
  • In goes soaked & drained moong dal. Give it a roast in low flame for a minute.
    2 tbsp Moong dal
  • Then add finely chopped onion and saute until it is soft.
    1 Onion
  • Following that, add the grated carrot. Add required salt, turmeric, sambar powder and give a a roast.
    1.5 cups Carrot, ⅛ tsp Turmeric, Salt as needed, 1 tsp Sambar powder
  • Splash about 2 to 3 tbsp of water and give it a mix.
  • Cook covered for 2 minutes in low flame.
  • Once done, give it a mix. If too dry you can add a drizzle of oil. Add cooked rice and grated coconut.
    2 cups cooked rice
  • Mix carefully to heat it up and rice becomes uniformly colored.
  • Finally add ghee and switch off the stove.
  • Hint: If you are adding cashews you can ghee fry it and add it now.
    2 tsp Ghee

Video

Notes

  • Instead of moong dal, you can add peanuts while tempering
  • If you do not have sambar powder, you can add ¾ tsp red chilli powder and ½ tsp coriander powder. You can also add curry powder.
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Stepwise photos

1.First wash rice, dal and soak it in hot water for 15 – 30 mins.

2. After that, clean, peel and grate carrot. I used a julienne grater and then chopped it by stacking roughly.

grate carrot

3. Prep all the ingredients required. Heat a pan with oil, temper with mustard, urad dal, curry leaves, green chillies.

temper

4. In goes soaked & drained moong dal. Give it a roast in low flame for a minute.

5. Then add finely chopped onion and saute until it is soft.

6. Following that, add the grated carrot. Add required salt, turmeric, sambar powder and give a a roast.

add grated coconut
spices for carrot rice

7. Splash about 2 to 3 tbsp of water and give it a mix.

little water - carrot rice

8. Cook covered for 2 minutes in low flame.

Cook covered

9. Once done, give it a mix. If too dry you can add a drizzle of oil. Add cooked rice and grated coconut.

Add cooked rice, coconut
Adding coconut, carrot

10. Mix carefully to heat it up and rice becomes uniformly colored.

13. Finally add ghee and switch off the stove.

final touch
hot carrot rice
Carrot rice ready

Hint: If you are adding cashews you can ghee fry it and add it now.

easy carrot rice
Carrot rice is perfect for lunch box

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