(Not my photo. My dish smelled so delicious, I forgot to snap a photo…dang it. Photo credit: Food.com)
2 Tablespoons of Vegetable Oil
1 Cup of Rice (uncooked)
1 1/2 cups of crushed tomatoes (fresh or canned, up to you)
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 small onion, chopped
1 1/3 cups of vegetable broth (or chicken broth, your choice)
1/4 cup of green bell pepper, chopped
1/4 cup of red bell pepper, chopped
1 small can of chopped green chilies
In a blender or food processor, (does anyone still own kitchen appliances?? Luckily, I found a tiny chopper hidden in my cabinet…) Blend tomatoes, garlic, onion, and 1/3 cup of vegetable broth, until smooth. Set aside. Heat oil in a large saucepan, (I used my giant cast iron skillet…#TeamBlackPot) Add rice to heated oil and stir until coated with oil. Add tomato mixture into the rice. Add remaining broth, cover, and cook over low heat until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. About 25 minutes. (I set a timer on my phone, because Hulu.) Stir in the peppers.(I sauteed the peppers on the side, while waiting to make them not as crunchy) Add green chilies. Heat through and through and serve. Yum.
Shop local and get the ingredients for this recipe at Heleaux’s Grocery and Specialty Meats. Super nice folks and super clean environment. The meats and produce are fresh and tasty.
Heleaux’s Grocery and Specialty Meats are a locally owned and operated Full Service Grocery Store with an emphasis on Premium Specialty Meats. A true landmark, in operation continuously on the corner of Verot School Rd and Vincent Rd in Lafayette, LA since 1982.
3002 Verot School Rd, Lafayette, LA 70508 (337)856-7872
Open 7 days a week Monday thru Saturday 7am -7pm and Sunday 8am -6pm