The easy rice with carrots recipe

cooked rice with carrots and coriander leaves in a grey bowl

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This humble dish, once you have tried it, is going to be your go-to weekly meal. Delicious and simple to make recipe. Don't forget to pin it!



1 cup basmati rice

2.5 cups of chicken stock (or any other stock or broth of your choice)

1 large or 2 smaller carrots, peeled and grated

1 large onion (any onion will work), finely chopped

2 garlic cloves, pressed

3-4 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil

t tsp salt

black pepper to season



  1. Start by washing your rice in a mesh colander under the running water until the water is totally clear.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat.
  3. Add the onions and cook them for 2-3 minutes until the onions have softened.
  4. Add grated carrots and cook for 3-4 minutes until carrots have softened.
  5. Add garlic and cook for another 2 minutes.
  6. Add the rice and stir well so that the rice is mixed with carrots, onions, and garlic, fry for 1 minute while stirring.
  7. Add the stock and bring it to a boil. Low the heat to low immediately and let it cook until the stock has leveled up with rice.
  8. Cover the rice with a lid and lower the heat to very low. Let the rice simmer for 10 minutes. Set the timer.
  9. Once time is up, take the rice off the heat and let it sit for 5 minutes, Don't open the lid.
  10. Your rice is ready to be served!