Portuguese Tomato Rice

Portuguese Tomato Rice

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  • 1/8 cup olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. butter (margarine is okay, too)
  • 1/2 a large yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-2 large tomatoes, peeled, chopped and seeded (can also used canned)
  • 2 cups chicken or beef broth
  • 1 cup long-grain rice
  • salt and pepper to taste


Heat olive oil and butter in saucepan until butter is melted. Add onion and garlic and saute until onion is soft, about 5 minutes. Add chopped tomatoes, cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Add broth and bring to a boil, then add rice, cover and simmer for about 20 minutes. Do not lift lid to peek! Salt and pepper to taste. This serves 4 as a side dish.

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