(Serves 2 to 3)
*Cooked Jasmine Rice x 3 cups (made using 1 cup of uncooked rice)
*Brown Onion x 1 small
*Brown Sugar x 1 tablespoon
*Tin of tomatoes approx 400gm
*Sage dried (powder) x 1/4 teaspoon or 3 fresh sage leaves chopped
*Coarse black pepper (good grinding)
*Salt x 1 pinch
*Soy sauce x 1 tablespoon
*Tasty cheese, grated x 1/4 cup
*Oil for sauteeing
*Butter x 1 tablespoon (for rice)
-While rice is cooking (I use an electric rice cooker), brown onion in a pan then add tomatoes.
-If tomatoes aren’t crushed, break them up with a fork or potato masher. Add salt, sage and sugar. Stir well, allow to bubble on low heat and for mixture to reduce a little.
-When rice is ready, let sit covered for 10 minutes then stir through butter and soy sauce.
-Add rice and cheese to tomato mixture, mix well.. then serve.
-Tomato rice is a great meal base, you can serve it in a bowl & top it with a variety of things. Fried eggs, avocado slices, grilled mushrooms, chicken wings, tinned tuna, meatballs, steak, chipolata sausages .. are just a few examples.