Carrot Rice

Carrot rice is one of the easy and tasty lunch box recipes. Carrot is a good source of Vitamin A, C, K and B6. The colour of the rice is due to the natural colour from carrot. With no masala, it gives a simple taste with a bit of sweetness. This rice can be served with papad or any fryums.

Carrot Rice with papad


  • Prep time – 15 mins
  • Cooking time – 20 + 20 mins ( including boiling time of rice)
  • Serves -2


  • Orange Carrot – 1 cup ( grated)
  • Boiled rice – 1 cup (160 ml) Ponni Rice/ Sona Masoori
  • Onion- 1 small ( finely chopped)
  • Green chillies – 2 ( cut into halves)
  • Salt to taste

For seasoning:

  • Oil – 1 tablespoon
  • Mustard – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Split black gram – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Curry leaves – 1 sprig


  • Boil 1 cup rice with 2 and half cups of water in rice cooker.
  • Once the rice is done, immediately transfer it to another bowl and let it completely cool down.
Grated carrot
Tempering with onions and green chillies
With carrots in
Softened carrots
With rice added
Cooking the rice with carrots in closed pan
Rice is about to be done
  • Meanwhile get the ingredients ready for the recipe.
  • In a shallow pan, add oil over medium heat and the mustard seeds, split black gram.
  • While the mustard seeds splutter and black gram changes slightly brown colour, add the green chillies and onion. Saute well.
  • Now add the grated carrot and salt in. Saute well over low and medium heat; covered and open till the carrot cooks soft enough.
  • Now add the rice into it and mix well. Cook for another 3 to 5 mins in covered and open pan over medium and low heat.
  • Add curry leaves and serve hot.

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