Middle Eastern Fried Tomato Rice

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Delicious vegetarian rice
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Ingredients

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2 tbsp Olive oil extra virgin , plus extra for garnish
1 Onion finely chopped
2 cloves Garlic finely chopped
¼ tsp Chili flakes
400 g Can crushed tomatoes
2 tbsp Raisins
2 cups Long grain rice cooked
3 tsp Butter
½ Zucchini sliced into rounds
½ cup Greek yogurt
pinch Cumin
Salt to taste
3 sprigs Fresh mint

Nutritional information

271
calories
11g
fat
38,3g
carbohydrates
7,2g
protein
9mg
cholesterol
506mg
sodium
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    Middle Eastern Fried Tomato Rice

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    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.Ingridiens for Middle Eastern Fried Tomato Rice

    Steps to make Middle Eastern Fried Tomato Rice

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    3

    Cook onion

    Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a non-stick pan over medium heat. Add 1 chopped onion and a pinch of salt. Fry the onion gently until the onion is soft and slightly translucent.

    2
    Done
    15

    Add garlic, chili and tomatoes

    Add 2 cloves of garlic and ¼ teaspoon of chili flakes to the pan with the onions. Stir in a can of tomatoes and 1 teaspoon of butter. Season to taste with salt. Simmer the tomatoes with the lid on for 15 minutes.

    3
    Done
    2

    Combine tomato sauce, raisins and rice

    When the tomato sauce is thick and fragrant, add 2 tablespoons of raisins and cooked tomato sauce to the rice. Stir well with a spoon or spatula and taste to adjust seasoning.

    4
    Done
    1

    Prepare pan

    Grease a small, non-stick pan with the rest of the butter. Place the ½ a sliced zucchini around the base of the pan.

    5
    Done
    2

    Top with rice

    Spoon the rice and tomato mixture on top of the zucchini slices. Use the back of a large spoon to compress the rice mixture.

    6
    Done
    10

    Cook

    Cover the pan with a lid or foil and place in the oven to cook for 8-10 minutes until you smell the rice toasting.

    7
    Done
    1

    Remove the cake from the pan

    Once the rice is cooked, remove from the oven and twist the rice ‘cake’ gently to loosen it from the bottom of the pan. Place a large plate on top of the pan and flip it over so that the rice cake slides out of the pan.

    8
    Done
    1

    Make dressing

    Combine ½ a cup of yogurt with a pinch each of cumin and salt.

    9
    Done

    Serve

    Serve the rice garnished with herbs and drizzled with the dressing and the remaining oil.

    This Middle Eastern Fried Tomato Rice couldn’t be quicker and easier to make. It makes an absolutely delicious vegetarian dinner. Come back to leave a review with your thoughts if you make this delicious rice cake.

    Jelena is an interior designer and young mom! As a busy working mom, her time is precious so she’s always looking for a quick and efficient way to get things done. Jelena is very creative, but has a strong practical side. She loves trying new things and travels a lot, especially around Europe. The kitchen is Jelena’s safe space, where she can let her creative side out and dedicate herself to her favorite hobby - cooking!

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    Athina

    Great recipe! Thanks for sharing!

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