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Tomato Rice (Caribbean)

The Meatless Gourmet:
Easy Lowfat Favorites
by Bobbie Hinman
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The Meatless Gourmet by Bobbie Hinman
Serving Size: 6

  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup onion -- finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic -- finely minced
  • 2 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup brown rice -- uncooked
  • 2 medium ripe tomatoes -- peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
Add onion and garlic.
Cook, stirring frequently, 5 minutes.
Add broth and bring to a boil.

Add remaining ingredients.
Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer 45 minutes, until rice is tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed.
Remove from heat and let stand covered, 5 minutes.
Fluff rice with a fork before serving.

Per serving:
214 Calories; 4g Fat (17% calories from fat); 6g Protein; 39g Carbohydrate; 1mg Cholesterol; 783mg Sodium