Tomato Rice

Recipe from

Southern Living


3/4 cup long-grain rice
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 cup hot water
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 medium-size green bell pepper, chopped
1 large garlic clove, minced
1 tablespoon chicken base*
1 cup hot water
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper


Soak rice in lemon juice and 1 cup hot water 5 minutes; drain.

Sauté rice in hot oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat 10 minutes or until golden. Stir in tomato, bell pepper, and garlic.

Stir together chicken base and remaining ingredients; stir into rice mixture. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until liquid evaporates (do not uncover while rice is cooking).

Prep: 10 min., Soak: 5 min., Cook: 25 min.

*Chicken base, a highly concentrated paste made from chicken stock, may be found with broth and bouillon in supermarkets.

July 2002
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