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Tomato Rice

Yield Makes 1 1/2 cups

Ingredients

  • 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

How to Make It

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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).

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

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