If you follow my blog you know I'm a little crazy about sun dried tomatoes. I put them in my pasta when The Fireman is working. If I cover broccoli with them, you can guarantee I won't touch the rest of the meal. I've made my own side dish pasta with them. Why not rice too? Rice is tough to cook in my Dino of a kitchen so the rice cooker helps out. My son is a picky eater. He eats clean unless crap is on the menu so I'm making a batch of plain white rice first while softening some onion on my cast iron pan. Now you would be doing this in a sauce pan so do as I do. (I just had a moment! I sounded like my mother and I work so hard to not sound like my mother...) ok carrying on...
Sun Dried Tomato Rice
This will seem a little crazy because I used two pans and a rice cooker but I think it was because I didnt have my pots in order. One pan is plenty. lol I knew what I wanted to do but once my pan was dirty I needed anothe one.
1 TB oil
1/4 onion diced
1- 2 garlic cloves minced maybe more (just because I love garlic)
2 cups long-grain white rice
4-6 oil-packed sun-dried tomato halves chopped (or buy the diced one and add 1/4 cup)
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups chicken broth
Coat everything (better here than in the rice cooker- and if you are not doing this in a rice cooker but in a pot, that is ok)