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Tomato Rice

Course: Rice Dishes
Cuisine: Caribbean, Fusion
Author: Felix (Simply Trini Cooking)

Ingredients

  • 1 clove garlic chopped
  • 2 cups skinned seeded and diced tomatoes
  • 1 small onion finely diced
  • 1 small green sweet pepper
  • 1 pimento pepper chopped
  • 1 sprig parsley
  • 2 tsp. small thyme
  • 2 cups uncooked long grain rice
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 3 cups chicken stock or water
  • 2 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 1 tbsp. green seasoning
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Chop the garlic, onion, pepper, celery, thyme, and parsley. Make slits in the tomato and soak in hot water. Then place under running, remove the skins and dice.
  • Heat oil then add butter to melt. Saute the onion, garlic and celery. Add the tomatoes.
  • Add the the coconut milk. Add the sweet pepper and parsley. Then add the rice and water.
  • Cover and simmer until the rice is tender and the liquid is absorbed.
  • Add the tomato paste and blend well. Adjust salt and seasonings to taste. Note: You can add the optional crispy bacon at this point. Mix well