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  • Terissa Skinner-Ballantyne

Tomato and Onion Rice 

Updated: Apr 11, 2020

This isn't your traditional Caribbean type food. In fact I believe there's a Portuguese variation of this particular rice dish as well as an Indian variation. Nevertheless I thought it would be a great flavor accompaniment to my Cajun Chicken and since there's nothing new under the sun I found some great recipes and created my own. Here's my (Tomato and Onion cook up) recipe enjoy.


3-4 medium Tomatoes

3 tbps Tomatoe Paste

3 cups Vegetable Stock

1 small Onion

3 cloves Garlic

I tbsp chopped Basil

2 1/2 cups White Rice

2 tbsp Olive Oil

Salt and pepper to taste


● Chop tomatoes, onions and garlic.

●Add olive oil to wide based saucepan and saute vegetables starting with the onions and garlic stirring for a few seconds or until onions look translucent.

●Add tomatoes and cook for 1 min.

● Add rice, basil and tomato paste and incorporate well. Then add your stock and stir.

●When mixture begins to bubble add salt and pepper stir it in then lower heat a bit and cover your pot.

●Let the rice simmer for 15-20 mins but feel free to add more water if necessary until rice is soft but firm and the mixture has a creamy texture like that of a risotto.

●Once rice has softened and adequate liquid has dried up turn off stove and serve immediately with choice meats and veggies. I served mine with Cajun Blackened Chicken and Sweet Corn.

I hope you enjoyed this session of Food Therapy. Thanks again for joining me, see you soon ♥️

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