Independence Day Special – Tricolor Rice Recipe

Hi all,

I love doing theme based activities with my toddler, it keeps her engaged and she experiences new things almost every day. With the Independence Day around the corner, we sing jana gana mana while I play it on the Casio for her. To make her familiar with tricolor – I made this ‘Tricolor Rice’, and managed to feed her all the healthy stuff which she otherwise avoids! I chose the easiest recipe so that we could cook together. She in fact helped me quite a bit 🙂

Keep boiled rice ready in advance and just do the colours bit with your toddler, or you’ll lose his/her attention.

For saffron rice


2 tomatoes, pureed.

Asafoetida, a pinch.

Boiled Rice, 2 cups.

Readymade tomato puree – 1 tablespoon (optional).

Salt, to taste.

Red chilli powder, ½ teaspoon (optional for kids).

Oil, 2 teaspoon.

Cumin seeds, ½ teaspoon.


Puree the tomatoes. Heat 2 teaspoons of oil in a wok, put a small pinch of asafoetida and cumin seeds for tempering.

Pureed tomato

Asafoetida is good for kids and helps in quick digestion. It also relieves chest congestion, and helps treating respiratory tract infections and cough. I added this to provide a different flavour to the rice and include healthy stuff in my kid’s diet.

Put the pureed tomatoes in the wok and sauté for a few minutes until oil separates. You can also add some readymade tomato puree to enhance the color and taste.

Add 2 cups of boiled rice in the wok. Mix and cover for a minute.

For Green Rice


Spinach, 1 cup, blanched and pureed.

Asafoetida, a pinch.

Boiled rice, 2 cups.

Salt, to taste.

Sugar, a pinch.

Oil, 2 teaspoons.

Cumin seeds,  ½ teaspoon.


Blanch the spinach in boiling water, and puree. Heat 2 teaspoons of oil in a wok and add a pinch of asafoetida and cumin seeds for tempering.

Put the spinach puree in the wok and sauté for a few minutes until oil separates. Add a pinch of sugar to suppress the bitter taste of spinach, and make it pleasing for the kids.

Add 2 cups of boiled rice in the wok. Mix and cover for a minute.

For White Rice

Just temper the boiled rice with cumin seeds and salt… And you’re good to go 🙂

Present the rice in a single plate and garnish as you wish 🙂

You can also replace boiled rice with boiled pasta!

Thanks Surbhi for introducing me in this Independence Day special Blog Train – “Blog to Freedom” with 13 bloggers writing 13 different posts. She blogs at Prettymummasays about her motherhood journey. Check our her blog for more Independence Day Posts.

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10 Replies to “Independence Day Special – Tricolor Rice Recipe”

  1. This is really nice, simple and healthy at the same time… A wonderful way to make the kids enjoy colors at the same time they would feel a sense of pride… On independence day.. Since the moment we talk about independence we automatically think of our tricolor :

  2. Wow thats a fabulous recipe which you shared with us. I somewhere ate this tricolour rice. And my daughter loved it also. Now i come to know how to make it. Tomorrow on independence i will make this for my famliy and will give them surprise. Thanks for sharing

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