This very simple dish came out surprisingly good. I got the idea and the recipe from Gastronomos, issue 64, signed by Myrsini Lambraki. Nice weekday dish or anytime side. My husband and kids loved it. Try it.
- olive oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 800ml water
- 4 fresh tomatoes or a can of tomatoes, pulped
- 2 cups rice
- salt, pepper
- grapes for serving
How to make: Saute the chopped onion in a big pan. Add the water and the tomato sauce. I used a good quality can of stewed tomatoes, after I pulped them in the food processor. Add salt and pepper, stir and wait until the water starts boiling. Couple minutes later add the rice (rinsed). Let it boil vigorously for a few minutes. Then, cover the pan, reduce the fire and cook for 15 minutes. Be sure to check if there’s enough water as different varieties of rice require more water. I used “karolina” rice and I didn’t need to add more water. Don’t stir the rice while it’s cooking. When ready, cover the pot with a towel and let it stand for 10 minutes. Serve with grapes.
Update March 20th, 2013
Here’s the rice with tomatoes as side to pork chops.