Friday, January 8, 2010

Portuguese Tomato Rice/Arroz De Tomate

When i was planning for making out some portuguese rice dishes, the first rice dish i got immediately was this portuguese tomato rice, which captured my attention immediately coz this rice was quite easy and quick to make out with simple ingredients which can be served with any spicy kurmas or gravies, we had this rice with spicy mushroom kurma and boiled eggs for our lunch yesterday, a prefect Indo Portuguese lunch menu..I loved the simplicity of this rice and also this rice tastes fantastic without any side dish..when i told that today i prepared portuguese tomato rice to everyone at home,they were bit weird and once i served them, the first expression was completely different, yes we enjoyed having  this arroz de tomate..Traditionally this rice is prepared with tomatoes, onions, long grain rice cooked in chicken broth with sausages, but i completely omitted both the chicken broth and sausages and prepared this rice in vegetable broth and diced bellpeppers...Needless to say that this portuguese tomato rice goes directly to AWED-Portuguese guest hosted by me, event started by DK and to Silpa's APS-Rice....


2cups Long grain rice (i used uncle ben's)
1no Onion (big & chopped)
3nos Garlic cloves (crushed)
4nos Tomatoes (deskinned & chopped)
1/2cup Bellpeppers (diced)
3cups Vegetable broth
1/4cup Parsley leaves (chopped)
Salt
Pepper powder
Olive oil

Heat enough olive oil in a large vessel, add immediately the chopped onions and crushed garlic, saute until the onions turns transculent, add now the chopped tomatoes, chopped parsley leaves and cook in simmer until the tomatoes turns mushy, now add the rice and saute for few minutes..add the vegetable broth with enough salt and pepper powder and cook in medium high flame for 5 minutes and then in simmer until the rice get cooked, finally add the diced bellpeppers and toss gently and keep in simmer for few seconds, put off the stove..

Serve hot with any side dish!!


26 comments:

Akal's Saappadu said... Reply To This Comment

the veggie version of this dish looks delicious Priya!!! simple & comforting!!! have a nice day !!!

Prathibha said... Reply To This Comment

hmm..Even I make similar kind of rice sometimes but never knew it is called portugese rice...
yummy rice...

Prathibha said... Reply To This Comment

but the only thing is I add chilli powder to it...

Pari said... Reply To This Comment

This is quite similar to a normal Indian onion-tomato pilaf, except that it's not overly spiced.

Padhu said... Reply To This Comment

Looks really tempting!

Abhilash said... Reply To This Comment

you are lucky to make such recipes. Portugese tomato rice, I can only imagine eating it... not cooking :)

The rice looks good and appears worth eating.

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

quick & easy yet an delicious one...Love such simple recipes...nice click priya

Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

The classic tomato rice in portuguese style! Awesome! Droolz!

Rachana Kothari said... Reply To This Comment

Hey Priya,

lovely recipe..looks tempting):

Balakrishna Saraswathy said... Reply To This Comment

U r preparing different dished everyday Priya..tomato rice looks tasty and yummy:)

prasu said... Reply To This Comment

simple and delicious..........nice clicks dear.

Asha said... Reply To This Comment

Looks tasty and great for weekend brunch! :)

SE said... Reply To This Comment

love this veggie version...very similar to our own preparations..

Shama Nagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

nice delicious rice...

Sarah Naveen said... Reply To This Comment

Portuguese tomato rice sounds great..Looks yummy too...

Tina said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy and tempting rice....

Happy cook said... Reply To This Comment

I love rice what ever way one makes. This looks yumm, delicous with a onion and tomato salade.

Preeti Kashyap said... Reply To This Comment

yummy recipe! I make it too...

Ramya said... Reply To This Comment

This version is similar to mexican rice..Looks yummy!!

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

Veggie and tangy flavor, looks delicious!

Indrani said... Reply To This Comment

your veggie version looks absolutely delicious, Priya...yumm

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said... Reply To This Comment

Looks yum.

kothiyavunu said... Reply To This Comment

priya..Lip smacking dish, This looks absolutely perfect and colorful.

chakhlere said... Reply To This Comment

what a lovely rice. I am so tempted to make it now and have it...lovely.

my kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy rice priya,feeling hungry

Ms.Chitchat said... Reply To This Comment

Sounds interesting. Looks good too. Rightly pointed out, easy and tasty recipe.

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