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Carrot Rice Recipe for Toddlers and Kids

Carrot Rice - A quick healthy meal made with rice, spices and carrots.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Rice/Biryani
Cuisine: Indian
Author: Kalyani


  • Rice - 3/4 cup
  • Carrots - 2 medium sized
  • Onions - 1 medium sized
  • Turmeric powder - a pinch
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Water - 2 cups
  • Salt - as required
  • Coriander leaves - a handful

To temper

  • Ghee/Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Cashews - 8



  • Wash rice thoroughly with water. Pressure cook rice in a medium flame for three to four whistles with required amount of water. Once the pressure releases, open the cooker and fluff the rice with a spoon slowly and set aside.
  • Wash and peel the skin of carrots. Grate them using a grater. Then roughly chop coriander leaves & mint leaves. Keep aside. Slice onions. Set aside.


  • Heat a kadai with Ghee/oil. Add all the items listed to temper. Let cumin seeds crackle and cashews turns brown. Then add onions. Saute them nicely until golden brown.
  • Once onions becomes transparent , add grated carrots along with turmeric powder, red chilli powder and garam masala powder. Add required salt. Give a quick stir. Cook for 5-7 minutes in low medium flame or until the raw smell of carrots leaves.
  • Now add cooked rice and mix using a fork slowly. Mix well until everything gets mixed well. Switch off the flame once done and garnish with coriander leaves. Give at least 15 minutes resting time and serve.


Serving: 2g