Instant Pot Tomato Rice + Video(stovetop method)

Instant Pot Tomato Rice + Video(stovetop method)

Instant Pot Tomato Rice- This is an easy and delicious south Indian tomato rice made with basmati rice, a few spices and herbs in an Instant pot or Pressure cooker or in a normal saucepan. This is a vegan and gluten-free dish.

Tomato rice is one of my family’s favourite rice. I make this rice at least one a week because it is so quick to make. I have so many memories with this tomato rice, during my school days my mom used to make this at least once a week for my lunch box. You can enjoy this delicious pulao with any veg or non veg gravy or with simple onion raita.

You can make this tomato rice in two methods. One is mixing rice, spices and herbs and cooking together. Other method is you can make this tomato rice with left over rice. Make the masala and mix it with the rice.

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A SHORT VIDEO RECIPE:

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INGREDIENTS TO MAKE TOMATO RICE:

INSTANT POT TOMATO RICE RECIPE WITH STEP WISE INSTRUCTIONS:

INGREDIENTS:

  • Basmati rice – 2 cups
  • Tomatoes – 2 medium(chopped)
  • onion – 1 big(sliced)
  • Cloves – 4
  • Cinnamon – 1/2 inch
  • Cardamom – 4
  • Bay leaves – 2
  • Shahi jeera/black cumin – 1 tsp
  • Green chillies – 4 (slit)
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1Tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 Tsp
  • Red chilli powder – 1Tsp
  • Garam masala – 1/2 Tsp
  • Mint leaves a handful
  • Coriander leaves a handful
  • Oil – 2 to 3 Tbs
  • water – 2 1/2 cups
  • Salt to taste

PREPARATION:

INSTANT POT METHOD:

Wash and soak basmati rice in enough water for 15 minutes.

Place the inner pot inside the instant Pot.

Switch on the sauté mode. Once the inner pot is hot,add oil.

Add shahi jeera, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom and bay leaf. Stir it.

Next, add chopped onions, slit green chillies and fry until onion turns into translucent.

Now add ginger garlic paste and sauté until raw smell goes out.

Add chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder, red chilli powder,garam masala, mint and coriander leaves. Sauté for a few minutes or until they are soft and mushy.

Drain the water from the rice and add it to the pot. Gently mix the rice without breaking the grains.

Add 2 1/2 cups water and give a quick mix. Then add salt according to your taste.

Cancel the sauté mode. Close the lid and keep the valve in sealing mode.

Select pressure cook mode and set to high pressure for 5 minutes.

Once the cooking is done, allow the pressure to release naturally.

Gently fluff the rice with a spoon or fork.

Enjoy tasty and delicious coconut milk pulao/pulav with raita or with any curry.

STOVE TOP METHOD:

wash and soak basmati rice in enough water for 15 minutes.Heat a pan with oil,once it is hot add spices and saute for a minute.

Next add sliced onion, green chillies and fry for few minutes.

Now add ginger garlic paste and saute until raw smell goes.Add tomatoes,turmeric,red chilli powder,garam masala,mint and coriander leaves.

Saute for a few minutes. Drain water from the rice and add to the pan and saute for few seconds without breaking the grains.

Add 2 1/2 water and salt according to your taste and give a quick mix.

Cover with lid and cook on low- medium flame until water is absorbed or rice is cooked.

tomato rice

NOTES:

  • Adjust spices according to your taste
  • You can use normal rice instead of basmati rice

MORE RICE RECIPES ON MY BLOG:

Instant Pot Tomato Rice

This is an easy and delicious south Indian tomato rice made with basmati rice, a few spices and herbs in an Instant pot or Pressure cooker or in a normal saucepan. This is a vegan and gluten-free dish.

Course: Main Course, Rice Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: instant pot tomato rice, tomato pulao, tomato rice
Servings: 4
Author: Pavani
Ingredients
  • Basmati rice – 2 cups
  • Tomatoes – 2 medium chopped
  • onion – 1 big sliced
  • Cloves- 4
  • Cinnamon – 1/2 inch
  • Cardamom – 4
  • Bay leaf – 2
  • Shahi jeera/black cumin – 1 tsp
  • Green chillies – 4 slit
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1Tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/2 Tsp
  • Red chilli powder – 1Tsp
  • Garam masala – 1/2 Tsp
  • Mint leaves a handful
  • Coriander leaves a handful
  • Oil – 2 to 3 Tbs
  • water – 2 1/2 cups
  • Salt to taste
Instructions
INSTANT POT METHOD:
  1. Wash and soak basmati rice in enough water for 15 minutes.

  2. Place the inner pot inside the Instant Pot.
  3. Switch on the sauté mode. Once the inner pot is hot, add oil.
  4. Add shahi jeera, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom and bay leaf. Stir it.
  5. Next, add chopped onions, slit green chillies and fry until onion turns into translucent.
  6. Now add ginger garlic paste and sauté until raw smell goes out.
  7. Add chopped tomatoes,spice,mint and coriander leaves and sauté for few minutes or unti they are soft and mushy.

  8. Drain the water from the rice and add to the pot.
  9. Gently mix the rice without breaking the grains.
  10. Add 2 1/2 cups water and give a quick mix. Then add salt according to your taste.

  11. Cancel the sauté mode. Close the lid and keep the valve in sealing mode.
  12. Select pressure cook mode and set to high pressure for 5 minutes.
  13. Once the cooking is done, allow the pressure to release naturally.
  14. Gently fluff the rice with a spoon or fork.
  15. Enjoy tasty and delicious coconut milk pulao/pulav with raita or with any curry.
STOVETOP METHOD:
  1. wash and soak basmati rice in enough water for 15 minutes. Heat a pan with oil, once it is hot add spices and saute for a minute.
  2. Next add sliced onion, green chillies and fry for few minutes.
  3. Now add ginger garlic paste and saute until the raw smell goes. Add tomatoes,spices,mint and coriander leaves and saute for a few minutes. Drain water from the rice and add to the pan and saute for few seconds without breaking the grains.

  4. Add 2 1/2 water and salt according to your taste and give a quick mix.
  5. Cover with lid and cook on low- medium flame until water is absorbed or rice is cooked.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes
  • Adjust spices according to your taste
  • You can use normal rice instead of basmati rice
  • Don’t forget to soak the rice

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