Tomato Rice With Basil

Total Time
35mins
Prep
15 mins
Cook
20 mins

Quick and simple, this is nice with any fried meat or fish. Serve something green like salad, green beans or peas alongside for a nice contrast of colors. NOTE: Edited version for improved rice-water-ratio.

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Heat oil, fry garlic until fragant but don't let it brown; Add tomates, stir until hot.
  2. Add rice, basil, salt,(sugar, red pepper) and water; Bring to a boil, reduce heat to minimum and cook covered until done, 18-20 minutes.
  3. Add black pepper and a little more fresh chopped basil if you like and serve garnished with some basil leaves.
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5 5

I had to mess around with this because I had already dumped some rice in some water for another recipe (then realized I was missing an ingredient) so the amount of water I used might not have been right. I was also almost out of garlic so I only had one clove for a double batch. I used fresh tomatoes and dried basil. This was so good and easy, I am sure I will make it often! (Originally reviewed 4/8/10) Update: I made this again following the directions and think it does not have enough water as written. Some of the rice was not quite cooked. I would use 1 1/2 c. of water next time.

4 5

4 5

I really enjoyed it! Awesome recipe. The only thing I would say is that I had to add more water during the cooking process. Also, steemed spinich was a great extra for it! Thanks again!