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Tomato Fried Rice

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A flavorful twist to classic fried rice, combining the freshness of tomatoes with aromatic spices and vegetables.

Tomato fried rice is a delightful fusion of flavours that offers a compelling twist to traditional fried rice recipes. Bursting with the freshness of ripe tomatoes, this dish combines aromatic spices and tender vegetables for a truly satisfying meal. This is a simple yet flavourful dish; enjoy it as a standalone meal or with your favourite protein.

About the Recipe

Tomato fried rice originated from Asian cuisine. It is the perfect combination of the tangy sweetness of tomatoes, the earthiness of spices, and the crunch of vegetables. This recipe boasts a unique flavour profile that appeals to the adventurous palate and the comfort food enthusiast. The dish’s versatility allows for personalization with additional ingredients or adjustments to spice levels, making it adaptable to various dietary preferences. Whether served as a main course or a side dish alongside grilled meats or tofu, this dish will be a complete and satisfying meal. 

Why You Will Love This Recipe

Tomato fried rice’s simplicity belies its depth of taste. It offers a harmonious blend of sweet, savoury, and spicy notes, and every bite is a symphony of flavours and textures. A dish that will leave a lasting impression whether you’re a novice cook or a seasoned chef.

Tomato Fried Rice

Tomato Fried Rice

Cooking Tips

  • To enhance the flavour, briefly toast the spices in oil before adding onions and tomatoes.
  • For a richer taste, use ghee instead of oil for frying.
  • Adjust the spiciness according to your preference by increasing or decreasing the number of green and red chillies.

Serving and Storing Suggestions

  • Serve Tomato Fried Rice hot, garnished with freshly chopped coriander leaves, alongside your favourite protein or as a standalone meal.
  • Any leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two days. Reheat gently in a pan or microwave before serving.

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Nutrient Benefits

Tomatoes are rich in vitamins A and C and antioxidants like lycopene, which may help reduce the risk of chronic diseases like heart disease and cancer.

Tomato Fried Rice
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Tomato Fried Rice

A flavorful twist to classic fried rice, combining the freshness of tomatoes with aromatic spices and vegetables.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese, Thai


  • 1 cup Basmati rice
  • Two large Tomatoes
  • 1 cup Coconut extract
  • 1 cup Water
  • 10-12 Cashewnuts
  • 1-2 Onions (diced)
  • 1/4 cup Diced carrots
  • 1/4 cup Shelled peas
  • 2 1/2 tbsp Oil
  • Few Cardamom (cinnamon, and cloves)
  • Salt (as required)


  • Wash and soak Basmati rice for 10 minutes, then drain.
  • Combine soaked rice, coconut extract, and water in a pressure cooker. Cook for 15 minutes, then allow to cool.
  • Heat oil in a pan; add Cardamom, cinnamon, and cloves. Fry for a minute.
  • Add diced onions and fry until transparent.
  • Add diced tomatoes and cook until pulpy.
  • Add ground paste, cooked carrots, and peas. Stir for a few minutes.
  • Add cooked rice and salt. Fry on high heat for a few minutes.
  • Serve hot, garnished with chopped coriander leaves.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I use jasmine rice instead of Basmati rice?

Yes, jasmine rice can be substituted for Basmati rice in this recipe. However, the texture and flavour may vary slightly.

Can I omit the cashew nuts?

While cashew nuts add a delicious crunch to the dish, you can omit them if you have allergies or prefer a nut-free option. The recipe will still turn out flavorful without them.

Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare tomato fried rice ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for up to two days—reheat gently before serving to maintain its flavour and texture.


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Prem Warrier November 3, 2012 - 8:47 am

quite good, naurishing and easy to make too.

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rekha December 30, 2010 - 12:32 am

this recipe is very good and different

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prkcharan April 23, 2010 - 4:02 am



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