Monday, March 10, 2014

Rosemary Tomato Rice


I stopped blogging for a few days. Well, a couple of reasons: hectic work, I needed a break from blogging and the continuous monitoring of the missing MAS MH370 plane. I woke on Saturday, turned on the TV and the news came through; the plane lost contact after taking off from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). From there on, we've been glued to the latest development and so far, nothing concrete has taken place.

We’re definitely with the rest of the nation; waiting anxiously on what will be next and are hoping for the best. There's been lots of sharing on Facebook and seriously, we don't want to speculate. This morning, I went off to work and as I goggled for the latest, the sand art sculpture by Indian sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik captured my attention.
(Credits/Source)
I felt sentimental, I felt emotional, I felt good and again, I'm sincerely hoping and praying.

I just pulled one of the recipes from my collection and here's something you can do to rice; add ingredients and create a flavorful dish. It's buttery, it’s mildly tangy and it’s good to goodness with the aroma of rosemary and garlic. Certainly rosemary can be replaced with other suitable herbs e.g.: coriander leaves, thyme or whatever you may prefer.

Ingredients
2 cups rice - rinsed and drain off excess water
5 garlic - chopped
2 tomatoes - chopped
2-3 sprigs rosemary - pull/remove the leaves from stems
(Optional: keep aside a few leaves for garnishing)
2 tbsp butter
Salt to taste (use sparingly if using salted butter)
Method
Heat butter; fry garlic till crispy.
(Optional: remove a small scoop of the fried garlic and use it as garnishing) 
Tip the whole thing (butter with the fried garlic) into the rice cooker.
Add in tomatoes, rosemary, rice and salt.
Pour water (3 cups or as needed).
Stir and let it cook.
Once cooked, fluff up rice.
Garnish with fried garlic and some fresh rosemary leaves.
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34 comments:

  1. I have been following the news.. sad to hear abt the story..
    i loved ur recipe.. need to look out for rosemary now.. lovely recipe.. thanks fr sharing dear
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  2. love the rice with simple but flavorful ingredients, I am also following news and angry that they haven't found the plane yet so they can save someone.

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  3. Love the rosemary flavor......... Tasty !!

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  4. Same like you...I felt emotional. .down..unsettled. ..wondering ...

    Let's pray for their safe return and some amswers soon.

    Not much mood to do anything. Read my books also can't disgest properly.

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  5. what an interesting 'fried rice'. I wonder how it would taste like. Have never tried using rosemary in.

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  6. We hope it might return back...
    Btw Very tempting bowl of rice dear...

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  7. Rice looks amazing! Beautiful colours! I have only used dried rosemary...would love to grow this herb. Maybe I'll get the seeds on my trip this week. I'll be going to Kashmir.

    We have been following the shocking news. What could have possibly happened and how long will the relatives have to wait for something concrete...It's a thought that keeps coming to our minds.

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  8. Looks so nice dear ..very tasty and yummy flavor !!

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  9. Its really shocking & very sad news..we can only pray....I simply loved this rice..looks too tempting..

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  10. Amazing tomato rice......I was in search of a tomato rice recipe, which I'd on my hostel days....Thanks for sharing :)

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  11. Simple, flavorful and delicious rice....

    Our prayers are with them...

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  12. I have been following the news too, so sad .. My heart goes out for people on the plane and their families.
    About the recipe, I am trying to avoid rice these days but next time my mum makes tomato rice , I will suggest her your recipe
    Keep in touch
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  13. I too stopped for a few days nava.My grandma passed away and didnt feel like blogging .Heard the sad news of plane disappearance,hoping to hear gud news soon on the other end.
    Simple flavourful rice looks so awesome .Giving some flavour to the regular rice gives more peace on a lazy day .

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  14. This rice looks delicious! I cook tomato rice,but not with rosemary....
    Its a shocking story about missing MH370,even here we check updates each minute and I strongly feel they will come back safely!Our prayers are with them!
    Anyway,I sent an email.Please check that too.

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  15. the news has shocked the whole world and even more because there is no clarity on the situation... whatever it is, let's pray that God gives the relatives of the ones in the tragedy the strength to take this shock... the rice looks delicious...

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  16. Flavorful and delicious rice, looks very inviting!

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  17. Love the combination of rosemary and tomato..great idea to use it in rice.

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  18. Rosemary tomato rice looks full of flavours, and must have tasted awesome too :)

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  19. Hugs Nava, may this miracle happen... My prayers and wishes...
    The rice indeed looks easy enough to try, something that I would love to whip up..

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  20. rice looks wonderful and I have not used rosemary in cooking so far.. guess it gives a nice flavour to the rice.

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  21. Seriously Nava...its such a sad occurence. We here are constantly keeping track of the news too...I think the entire world is! Hope there is good waiting at the end of this search.
    This is a beautiful dish made out of simple things. It looks worthy of a 5 star restaurant.

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  23. Never seen such dry grainy rice dish with tomato instead wet rice dish like risotto before,
    sounds a great idea my friend!!!
    i guess i;m gonna use my sun dried tomato for this....

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  24. Hi Nava, yes, let's pray together for miracle to happen. I am also saddened and puzzled by this unexpected missing of MH370. Your rosemary tomato rice is very tempting and irresistible. Regards :)

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  25. The mystery of MH370 is still unsolved days later. Like you, I remained glued for the first 3 days or so before realizing if they haven't found it now, they won't find it any time soon. Let's hope for good news.

    The rice looks incredibly fresh with tomatoes and rosemary in there. I can almost imagine taking off the lid of the rice cooker and getting a good whiff.

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  26. A delicious looking dish, the tomato rice is so flavourful :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  27. Yes, we have been following the news...so sad...
    This rice dish looks great...as I am crazy for rice dishes, looks light and somehow refreshing.
    Have a great week Nava :D

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  28. Same here too.. Just kept checking back if there is some news or miracle that will make many people happy..Rice looks yum & pics are bright & beautiful.

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  29. yeah nava it was quite a sad news in fact it was very disturbing.. hope and lets pray to God for them.. that sand art is quite touchy .. oh God ..
    lovely and yummy recipe share.. i am sure it goes best with curry or yogurt :)

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  30. Hi Nava, your rosemary rice look so inviting.Love the color. Well done!
    Le's hope for miracle that they can find the plane soon.

    Best regards.

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