Tomato & Olive Rice Recipe

tomato and olive rice

Ingredients for Tomato and Olive Rice:

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 2 or 3 cloves or garlic, crushed
  • 10 oz (275 g) long-grain rice
  • 10 or 12 tomatoes, depending on size, skinned and quartered
  • 1 pint (570 ml) vegetable stock
  • Salt and pepper
  • Finely grated rind of 1 lemon
  • 4 or 5 large fresh basil leaves, chopped, or 2 teaspoons dried
  • 4 oz (112 g) stuffed olives, sliced
  • Lemon slices to garnish

Method for Tomato and Olive Rice :

  1. Heat the oil in a pan and sauté the onion and garlic for 2 or 3 minutes. Add the rice and continue to fry for a couple of minutes.
  2. Add the tomatoes, stock, salt and pepper to taste, lemon rind and basil.
  3. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes until the rice is cooked and the liquid absorbed.
  4. Stir in the olives, adjust the seasoning to taste if necessary, and garnish with lemon slices.

This Tomato & Olive Rice Recipe makes 4 good helpings. A filling substantial meal in itself or use to accompany some meat in a meal. Suitable for vegetarians (without the meat, of course!)

The lemon really makes a difference to the recipe, brightening it. Not got a lemon? Keep a bottle of lemon juice in the fridge and use a tablespoon of lemon juice. Not quite as good, but nearly so,

Posted in Basil, Vegetable Recipes, Fruit, Recipes using Herbs, Vegetarian Recipes, Curries and Rice Dishes, Lemons, All Recipes, Tomatoes
One comment on “Tomato & Olive Rice Recipe
  1. Jan Romeu says:

    Loved this recipe!! Very tasty and filling and a great way to use a surplus of home grown tomatoes. The grated lemon rind is a brilliant touch that lends a spark to the dish. Five stars! *****

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