- 2 tbsp Olive oilextra virgin , plus extra for garnish
- 1 Onionfinely chopped
- 2 cloves Garlicfinely chopped
- ¼ tsp Chili flakes
- 400 g Can crushed tomatoes
- 2 tbsp Raisins
- 2 cups Long grain ricecooked
- 3 tsp Butter
- ½ Zucchinisliced into rounds
- ½ cup Greek yogurt
- pinch Cumin
- Saltto taste
- 3 sprigs Fresh mint
Middle Eastern Fried Tomato Rice
Middle Eastern Fried Tomato Rice is one of my favorite vegetarian recipes – it is quick and easy to prepare and cook. It is also full of gorgeous ingredients like zucchini, raisins, yogurt and mint. You will love this recipe if you try it!
To make this, start by cooking onion in a skillet. Add garlic and chili flakes before stirring in tomatoes, and butter. Simmer until thick and fragrant before adding raisins and cooked tomato sauce to the rice. Arrange slices of zucchini around the base of a buttered pan. Add the rice mixture and press it down to compress. Cover and cook until the rice is toasting. Place the rice cake on a plate. Mix yogurt, cumin and pinch of salt together in a small jug or bowl. To serve, drizzle the yogurt mixture over the rice. Garnish the rice with herbs and a drizzle of oil.
Steps to make Middle Eastern Fried Tomato Rice
Add garlic, chili and tomatoes
Combine tomato sauce, raisins and rice
Top with rice
Remove the cake from the pan
Great recipe! Thanks for sharing!
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