Quick & Easy Carrot Rice

This Quick & Easy Carrot Rice Recipe is the perfect side dish! It's a colorful and tasty dish that's ready to serve in less than 30 minutes.

Quick & Easy Carrot Rice in a dish bowl

This carrot rice dish is the perfect side dish for a weeknight dinner with the whole family! It's a healthy carrot rice recipe made with simple ingredients like fresh carrots, onion, olive oil and garlic.
You only need 6 ingredients and less than 30 minutes to make this delicious and simple recipe. Your kids will love the color and flavor of this easy carrot rice.
You can serve this recipe with a delicious Baked pork steaks, Roasted turkey leg with mustard or with this Baked hake with tomato and lemon.

Below you will find the recipe card with the step-by-step instructions, cooking time and the nutritional information for these carrot rice. For best results, watch the video recipe.

Quick & Easy Carrot Rice in a dish bowl

INGREDIENTS FOR QUICK & EASY CARROT RICE

Here you'll find all the ingredients needed to make this quick recipe:

  • Long grain rice - The main ingredient of this recipe. We usually use long grain rice or medium grain rice.
  • Olive oil - For sautéing and flavor.
  • Carrot - Grated carrot. Adds color and flavor.
  • Garlic cloves and onion - Chopped garlic and Chopped onion. They are essential ingredients for sautéing and flavoring.
  • Salt - To bring out all the flavors.
  • Water - To cook the rice.

Below you’ll find the correct measurement of all ingredients and the step-by-step guide for this recipe.

Quick & Easy Carrot Rice in a dish bowl

HOW TO MAKE QUICK & EASY CARROT RICE

Step 1: In a large saucepan, add the grated carrot, chopped onion, chopped garlic and the olive oil. Stir and sauté over low heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Quick & Easy Carrot Rice step 1 and 2

Step 2: Add the rice and season with salt. Stir, pour the water and bring to a boil over medium heat. Quick & Easy Carrot Rice step 3 and 4 Quick & Easy Carrot Rice step 5

Step 3: When it starts to boil, reduce to low heat and cook the rice for approximately 10 to 12 minutes.

Step 4: Turn off the heat and serve.

Quick & Easy Carrot Rice in a large saucepan

RECIPE TIPS

1. After the rice is cooked, turn off the heat, cover de pan and let the rice rest for about 5 minutes.

2. We usually use long-grain rice or medium-grain rice but you can use another type of rice. Long-grain rice is looser while medium-grain rice is creamier and absorbs all the flavors.

3. The amount of water for the rice depends on each person's taste. The mesure we usually use is 250 ml (about 1 cup) to 300 ml (1 1/3 cups) of water per 100 grams (1/2 cup) rice.

4. Always cook the rice with the pan covered and over low heat to prevent the rice from burning and sticking to the bottom of the pan.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How long does it takes to cook rice?
The rice cooking time may vary depending on the type of rice and cooking method.
For long grain rice, 10 to 12 minutes and about 13 to 15 minutes for medium grain rice.
This cooking time is after boiling. After boiling, cook the rice over low heat.
Can I season the rice with fresh parsley?
Yes, you can! Once the rice is cooked, season with fresh chopped parsley, mix with a spoon and serve immediately.
Can I add green peas to this recipe?
Yes, you can! Add the green peas at the same time as the grated carrot. (sauté for 15 minutes instead of 10 minutes if you want to add peas to this recipe).
Can I store in the fridge?
Yes, you can store the rice in the fridge! Allow the rice cool to room temperature and place it in an airtight container. You can store the rice in the fridge for up to 2-3 days.
RECIPE VIDEO:

Quick & Easy Carrot Rice

Quick & Easy Carrot Rice in a dish bowl

This Quick & Easy Carrot Rice Recipe is the perfect side dish! It's a colorful and tasty dish that's ready to serve in less than 30 minutes.

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    Category:Quick & easy, Recipes, Rice, Side dishes, Videos
    Cuisine:
    Difficulty:
    Servings: 4
    Prep Time:5 m
    Cook Time:25 m
    Total Time:30 m

    Ingredients

    • 250 grams (1 1/4 cups) long grain rice
    • 50 ml (1/4 cup) olive oil
    • 1 large carrot
    • 2 cloves of garlic
    • 1 medium onion
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 750 ml (about 3 cups) water

    Directions

    1. In a large saucepan, add the grated carrot, chopped onion, chopped garlic and the olive oil. Stir and sauté over low heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    2. Add the rice and season with salt. Stir, pour the water and bring to a boil over medium heat.
    3. When it starts to boil, reduce to low heat and cook the rice for approximately 10 to 12 minutes.
    4. Turn off the heat and serve.
    Quick & Easy Carrot Rice
    Nutrition facts
    Serves 4
    Per Serving:
    % DAILY VALUE
    Calories 295
    Total Fat 23.5 g(30%)
    Saturated Fat 3.5 g(17%)
    Cholesterol 0 mg(0%)
    Sodium 10279 mg(447%)
    Total Carbohydrate 21.5 g(8%)
    Protein 3.5 g
     

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