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Rice Pilaf with Tomatoes

  • prep: 15 mins
    total time: 45 mins
  • servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • 1 (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes, in juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Heat oil in a small saucepan over medium heat; add onion and rice. Cook, stirring frequently, until rice is golden, 5 to 8 minutes.

  2. Step 2

    Stir in tomatoes (and their juice), thyme, and 1 cup water; season generously with salt and pepper.

  3. Step 3

    Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, tightly covered, until rice is tender, about 18 minutes. Let stand off heat, covered, 5 to 10 minutes. Fluff rice gently with fork before serving.

Source
Everyday Food, January/February 2006