Tomato Rice w/Cilantro
Tomato Rice w/mustard seeds, onions, garlic & herbs in just 20 minutes. Perfect for weekday or lunch box or even for guests!
Tomato rice is a famous recipe from South India but actually, it is cooked all over India - not just the South. I love tomatoes and I love rice - hence, here we are! LOL.
This recipe is quick, easy and best of all, one pot! You can make it any weekday and even take for lunch box the next day. Don't confuse it's simplicity and ease of cooking to it not being nourishing.
Packed with seeds like cumin and mustard seeds and add to it anti-cancer onions, garlic, tomatoes and ginger, you are already feeling good! As if that is not enough, we then bring in a good colorful variety of spices like turmeric, thyme, cumin & coriander powder and cayenne. Thyme is one of the best herbs for anti-cancer diet. Cayenne is extremely detoxifying while turmeric as we all know, boosts immunity. Cumin and coriander help with the digestion and garam masala wraps it all up with an extra dose of health and taste.
Then, cilantro adds some 'greens' to the recipe and along with its mild spicy flavor that brings all the goodness of the recipe together, cilantro is also an excellent chelator - it helps pull heavy metals out of the body. Ya! REALLY. Eat more cilantro!
Remember, recipes like THIS one and many more on this site, are the key to preventing diseases and in lowering your inflammation. So, what's the wait then? Lets make this beautiful tomato rice recipe, now!
1. 6 organic medium tomatoes
2. 3 medium organic yellow onion
4. 2 whole garlic
5. 1 whole bunch organic cilantro
Spices and oil -
1. Organic turmeric
3. Organic Himalayan sea salt - per taste.
4. Organic unrefined coconut oil
5. Organic cumin seeds -4 Tablespoons (see video)
6. Mustard seeds -1 Teaspoon
7. Coriander spice powder
8. Cumin powder
9. Garam masala (optional)
1. Tomato-onion mixture, boiled rice & cilantro
Top with -
1. Organic apple cider vinegar & lemon
Simple Steps - Watch the video and see the pics.
Single (Adult portion size - SEE BOWL in the video/pic) - This would serve approx. 2-3 servings.
2 people (Adult portion size) - 1+ serving each.
Family of 4 - Each a good rice bowl.
All in all, a beautiful, great, tasty rice dish to make anytime or serve guests!
For those with SUGAR issues:-
If you have sugar issues, you can still enjoy this recipe with 4 very simple, easy options!
1. REDUCE the quantity of rice and add some quinoa. So, you can do, say, 30% rice to 70% quinoa.
2. OR, you can eliminate rice completely - make the recipe as is, and mix in quinoa instead of rice.
3. And remember, to add some Ceylon cinnamon to your food when cooking AND when ready to eat.
4. Add some bay leaves powder for even more powerful blood sugar balance! Happy Cooking!
I already have all of the ingredients! I will make this today or tomorrow for my wife and I. Thank you for all of the wonderful recipes you provide and the wise health advice as well.
Oh Charlie! I am so happy you are going to make this one. And aren't you a great hubby? Lucky wife! Now, I just hope you both like the rice when it is all done..:) Thank you for trying and do let me know how you both liked it.
This looks absolutely wonderful! And thank you so much for the multiple sugar-issue suggestions. The first thing I thought when I saw this recipe: Oh dear -- I wonder if I can make this with quinoa instead? You not only confirmed that, but added the cinnamon suggestion as well. Brava! My husband is shopping tomorrow (eek) and will be bringing home more cilantro and ginger, so we'll be all set.
You are very welcome Pamela..:) I want people to be able to cook and enjoy my recipes so with rice, I know that sugar patients cannot enjoy it. Quinoa is a great option and of course, add some Ceylon cinnamon for even more support with sugar. I would also like to say, add some Bay Leaves powder to all your recipes - inc. this one. It is excellent for sugar balance and adds more taste to the recipes. Hmm..think as soon as I get time, I will update all my rice recipe posts and add this bay leaves powder tip..:) In fact, I had discussed this benefit in my Bay Leaves article.
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