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Greek Tomato Pilaf Recipe

Looking for an easy Greek Tomato Pilaf recipe? Learn how to make Greek Tomato Pilaf using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by sailingchef

Makes 4 servings



From souvlakiforthesoul.com. He adds a dollop of yogurt on the top.

Recipe Ingredients for Greek Tomato Pilaf

2 tbsp olive oil (plus a small knob of butter)
1 cup leeks (1 leek), washed and thinly sliced (green stalky ends discarded)
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
1/4 cup grated carrot
30 oz tomato puree (2 cans)
2 cups of chicken stock
1 1/2 cups of basmati rice
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
1 teaspoon paprika (smoked works best)
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1/4 cup parsley, finely chopped
1 Salt and pepper to taste

Recipe Directions for Greek Tomato Pilaf

  1. Saute the leeks, garlic and carrot in some olive oil and butter until they become translucent.

  2. Add the tomatoes and cover allowing it to cook for about 15 mins or until the sauce begins to thicken.

  3. Add the remaining ingredients except the rice and bring to a boil.

  4. Add the rice, stir thoroughly and reduce the heat.

  5. Cover the pot and let it simmer on a low heat for 15 mins until the rice is just tender BUT the liquid has NOT all been absorbed.

  6. Remove from the heat and place a kitchen towel between the lid and the pot and let it rest until the rice has swollen. The residual heat will allow this to cook a little further.

  7. Serve the tomato pilaf at room temperature with an optional dollop of Greek yogurt (if you prefer).

Categories

Rice, Vegetables, Side Dish, Greek, Mediterranean

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 450.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
430
Calories from Fat
70
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
7.8g
12%
Saturated Fat
1.2g
6%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
499mg
21%
Potassium
201mg
6%
Total Carbohydrates
82.3g
27%
Dietary Fiber
5.4g
22%
Sugars
13.0g
Protein
9.4g
Vitamin A 97% Vitamin C 49%
Calcium 5% Iron 22%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin C
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