Friday, October 19, 2012

Sun Dried Tomato Rice

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

 So dice up a little onion,, it doesnt matter
 get a little oil heated for the onion
 chop up your garlic, I love doing this
 chop up the sun dried tomato. I do not love doing this, but I love sun dried tomatoes
 so cook up the onions so they are not raw and add the garlic
 add the tomatoes
 I love that tomato paste is in a tube now.
 Add two TB to the pan
 I love my rice cooker!
 In another pan toast the rice
 Add the toasted rice to the tomato mixture
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)
 Dump into the rice cooker
 Add the chicken stock or water
 Press cook or cover with a lid and simmer and cook.
 Fluff with a fork and serve. Hoard from the family.


Heidi Szczepanski said...

Great recipe and photos. Looks like a tasty side dish. Great directions. Thanks for posting.

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