Pellitine tomato rice
Pellitine tomato rice is a simple yet filling meal that is easy to make on the road or at home. The rice is flavoured with rich tomato and spices, which makes it anything but bland. This dish is hearty, delicious, and full of all the goodness that will keep you working hard and adventuring.
You will need:
1 cup rice
3 tomatoes, chopped
1 tin tomato paste
1 brown onion, chopped finely
2 cloves garlic, chopped finely
1 tbsp ginger paste, or one small ginger root, chopped finely
Sprig of coriander, chopped
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp curry powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp cumin seeds or powder
½ tsp pepper
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp olive oil
In a large bowl, soak your rice in water for 45 minutes, then drain and set aside.
Combine the tomato paste, garlic, ginger, coriander, and onion. In a small bowl, combine all the dry spices and mix thoroughly, then add to the tomato paste mix.
Heat the oil in a large skillet. Add the tomatoes and cook until soft. Stir in the pre-soaked rice, then add the tomato paste mix and stir well until rice is coated evenly. Add 1 cup water and stir into the rice. Cover skillet with lid and simmer on medium heat for 10 minutes, or until rice is soft.
Remove from heat and stir thoroughly to make sure the rice is coated completely in tomato mix. Serve immediately on its own, or garnish with fresh vegetables.