Simple and Easy : Carrot Rice

A quick look into the now almost empty fridge had me scratching my head about our lunch. A couple of carrots and a bit of this and that was all that was left in the vegetable rack. And oh, the Paneer (cottage cheese) I made two days back. Cooked everything together, added some rice to it and had a simple, easy and very tasty lunch.


Cooked Rice                  : 1/2 cup – 3/4 cup
Carrot                              : 1, grated
Paneer                             : 1/4 cup, crumbled
Onion                               : 1, chopped fine
Ginger-Garlic Paste   : 1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves        : 2-3 tsp
Lemon juice                 : 2 tsp or per taste
Chili Powder                 : 1/2 -1 tsp
Oil                                     : 1 tsp
Salt to taste


  1. Heat oil, add the onions and saute till it changes color. Add the ginger-garlic paste.
  2. Add the carrots and saute for 2-3 minutes, till it changes color. Add the crumbled Paneer(if using), coriander leaves, chili powder and salt. Salt should be slightly on the higher side, since the cooked rice won’t have any.
  3. Remove from fire. Add the cooked rice, lemon juice (if using) and mix gently. Check the seasonings and adjust. Serve with the yummy Malai Mirch or with pickle.


Linking to Anyone Can Cook, Veggie/Fruit A Month started by Priya, .

4 thoughts on “Simple and Easy : Carrot Rice

  1. i tried this for blog hop wednesday and we all liked daughter loves anything with carrot, and she loved this too…btw, when do you add the lemon juice. I didn’t add it as my daughter may not like the tangy taste..


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