RICE PILAF GARNISHED WITH TOMATOES

SERVING : 6

INGREDIENTS
2 glasses rice
2 big size tomatoes or 2 tablespoons tomato paste
3 glasses white beef stock or water
3 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar

PROCESSING METHOD
– Wash the rice. Cover it with warm water. Add 1 tablespoon of salt. Let cool.
– Wash 3-4 times and drain well.
– Heat the margarine in a saucepan. Add peeled and chopped tomatoes (or the tomato paste dissolved in 1/2 glass of water). Cook for 1-2 minutes.
– Add meat stock or water, salt and sugar.
– When it starts boiling, add the rice and mix well. Cover and cook first on medium heat, later on low heat until the water is absorbed.
– Put a cloth underneath the lid. Let it simmer on very low heat for 15-20 minutes (taking care that it doesn’t stick to the bottom).
– Let stand for 15 minutes or more. Mix well with a wooden spoon and serve.
– Serve at once.

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