Portuguese Tomato Rice
This is a simple and easy to make delicious portuguese tomato rice. Also known as arroz de tomate.
2 to 3
medium sized tomatoes
chopped or 1 cup chopped tomatoes
medium sized onion,
2 to 3
medium sized garlic cloves,
chopped or crushed
1 or 2
or tej patta
chopped cilantro leaves
(coriander leaves) or parsley or equal amounts of cilantro leaves and parsley leaves
black pepper powder
2.5 to 3
or water or add as required
1 or 2
salt as required
Pick, clean and wash the rice.
Heat the olive oil in a deep pan.
Add the chopped onions and bay leaves and saute them till the onions become translucent.
Add the chopped or crushed garlic cloves and fry till the raw aroma disappears.
Now add the chopped tomatoes.
Cook the tomatoes for 2 to 3 minutes or till they become soft.
Add the water or vegetable stock and chopped coriander leaves and parsley and let it come to a boil.
Add the rice, salt as required and black pepper powder. Cover the pan and let the rice cook till fluffy and done.
Garnish with a few chopped coriander and parsley leaves while serving.
Serve the portuguese tomato rice accompanied with a veggie salad or mung sprouts salad.
If you don't have olive oil
then use sunflower oil. But the best taste and flavor in this recipe comes with olive oil.
With sunflower oil, the taste is little bland and you will have to add some red chili flakes or red chilli power or any other spices of your choice to spice up the rice.
full recipe -