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Tomato Fried Rice

This Tomato Fried Rice is a delightful twist on traditional fried rice, incorporating the rich flavours of tomatoes and aromatic spices. It’s a great way to use up leftover rice and create a tasty and wholesome meal in no time. Enjoy the comfort and deliciousness of this easy-to-make Tomato Fried Rice!


  • 2 cups cooked rice (preferably cold or at least cooled)
  • 2 ripe tomatoes, diced
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas (thawed)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh cilantro or green onions for garnish (optional)


  1. Heat the Vegetable Oil: In a large skillet or wok, heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Sauté the Onions and Garlic: Add the chopped onions to the hot oil and sauté until they become translucent. Add the minced garlic and continue to cook for another minute until the garlic becomes fragrant.
  3. Add the Tomatoes and Spices: Stir in the diced tomatoes, ground cumin, and paprika. Cook the tomatoes until they soften and release their juices.
  4. Incorporate the Rice: Add the cooked rice to the skillet and mix well with the tomatoes and onions. Make sure the rice is coated with the tomato juices and spices.
  5. Season the Fried Rice: Drizzle soy sauce and tomato paste over the rice and mix thoroughly to evenly distribute the flavours. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Add the Peas: Toss in the thawed peas and continue to cook the fried rice for a few more minutes until the peas are heated through.
  7. Garnish and Serve: If desired, garnish the Tomato Fried Rice with fresh cilantro or green onions for added freshness and colour.
  8. Serve and Enjoy: Tomato Fried Rice is a delicious and satisfying dish that can be enjoyed on its own or served as a side dish to accompany your favourite Asian-inspired main courses.