Idit’s Red Rice

This rice reminds me of my grandmother’s rice – but don’t tell- Idit’s is better.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups long grain rice
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • little bit of sunflower/canola oil
  • 2 cups water  (can use 1/2 water and 1/2 orange juice)
  • 2 heaping tbsp. of tomato paste
  • cumin – to taste
  • ground black pepper – to taste
  • 2 medium cooking onions – diced

Directions

  1. Soak rice in a large bowl
  2. Dice Onions; sautee (@ medium heat – do not burn!)  in a pot with oil until transluscent
  3. Add salt, pepper and cumin to the onions
  4. Dissolve the tomato paste in the 2 cups of water 
  5. Drain the rice & add to the pot; Stir around with the onions & spices
  6. stir in the water/tomato mixture
  7. Bring to a boil; simmer for 20-25 minutes on low heat
  8. Fluff and serve.

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