Tomato Rice | Left Over Rice Recipe | Easy Lunch Box

Yesterday night when we had some left over rice from the afternoon meal we decided to make this quick rice for dinner.Its was so yummy  and we had it with masala egg.The toasted garlic and ginger gives this rice an exotic aroma and taste.It is ideal for lunch box.Do give a try when you have some rice as leftover.
Preparation time: 5 mins
Cooking time: 10 mins

  • Cooked rice- 1 cup
  • Oil-1 tbsp
  • mustard- 1 tsp
  • cashew nuts- few ( optional)
  • green chilly-1 ,slited
  • tomato,sliced- from 2 medium sized 
  • garlic ,sliced- around 2 tbsp
  • ginger,finely chopped-1 tbsp
  • red chilly powder- 1 tsp ( adjust)
  • Turmeric powder-1\2 tsp
  • salt to taste
  • curry leaves-few
  • coriander leaves- to garnish


1.Heat oil in a pan, pop out mustard seeds and cashew ( if adding).Then add green chilly,curry leaves and saute.

2.Then add in garlic and ginger ,saute till it browns a bit.Then add in chopped tomato along with spice powder and salt.Cool till it becomes mushy.

3.Then add cooked rice and gently toss it.Finally add coriander leaves and switch off.

Serve hot.


1.Adjust the spice level.


  1. Sometimes I do this kinda one

  2. Yesterday night, when I had made this recipe at my home. I had added masala egg. It was so yummy. I want to try it again


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