A great way to pack more vegetables into your diet, this easy
tomato rice dish is ideal for adding leftover vegetables from your
fridge. This recipe can also be made in bulk for a healthy
1.5 Cups of Basmati Rice (approximately 300g)
2 Peeled and Chopped Garlic Cloves
1 Large Red Onion (peeled)
1 Medium Pointed Red Sweet Pepper
200g Tin Chopped Tomatoes
100g Cherry Tomatoes
1 tbsp Tomato Puree
1 tbsp Olive Oil
1 Vegetable Stock Cube
1/2 Cup of Frozen Peas (approximately 100g)
Small Bunch of Fresh Coriander
1 tsp Smoked Paprika
1 tsp Chilli Flakes (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste.
Cover and soak the basmati rice in boiled hot water and set
Chop the garlic, onion and pepper and gently fry in the olive
oil in a large deep pan on a medium heat.
Add the chopped cherry tomatoes and tinned tomatoes, paprika
and chilli flakes.
Drain the rice and add to the pan, stirring to combine, and
allow to simmer on a medium heat.
Dissolve the stock cube in a pint of boiling water. Stir and
pour over the rice - the liquid should just cover the rice. Add a
little more water if required.
Season with salt and pepper, turn the heat to low and cover
with a lid.
Simmer for around 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes, stir in the frozen peas.
Leave to simmer for a further 10 minutes before removing the
lid, stirring everything and checking that the rice is soft.
If the rice is still firm or has too much of a bite in the
centre, place the lid back over the pan and allow to simmer for
another 10 minutes.
Once the rice is cooked through, finely chop the fresh
coriander and stir through the rice dish.
Serve and enjoy!
If you find that you have added too much water, remove the lid
to allow steam to escape and the water should slowly evaporate
during the simmering process.
To increase the portion of vegetables in this dish, add grated
carrot, sweetcorn or your choice of vegetables.
We love to serve this dish with a tablespoon of natural
yoghurt, soy yoghurt or creme fraiche for a creamy finish.
This dish is a great option for meal prep; increase the
portions made and store in airtight containers in the fridge for up
to three days!
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