Saturday, January 21, 2012

Tomato rice

Tomato rice

6 cups of rice, cleaned and tossed
1 cinnamon stick
5 cloves
2 star anise
5 cardamon pods
2 screwpine leaves (daun pandan)
6 fresh red tomatoes, finely chopped
1 grated carrot
1 can of evaporated milk
salt, to taste

Blended/Pounded/Chopped Items
4 garlic
2 inch ginger
2 big onions

Grated carrots
Fried onions

step 1
1. In a pot, pour some oil until it is heating a bit. Put in cinnamon stick, cardamon pods, cloves, star anise and screwpine leaves. Mix for a few seconds before putting in the blended items. Mix well until all ingredients turn aromatic.

step 2
2. After that, put in the chopped tomatoes and carrot and cook until very tender.

step 3
3. After the tomatoes and carrots are dissolved, add in the rice. Stir well until all ingredients are coated well.

step 4
4. Add in the evaporated milk, salt and water until it is enough to cook the rice (you have to adjust the water according to your type of rice or cups)

step 5
5. Cook the rice until it is done.

step 6
6. When it is ready, serve in a serving plate with some raisins, fried onions and grated carrots. 

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