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Easy Red Rice Recipe
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Easy Red Rice

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Original recipe makes 4 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    30 mins


  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the onions in the heated oil until clear, but not brown. Add tomatoes, chicken broth, and basil; bring to a boil. Stir in rice and return to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer until the liquid is completely absorbed into the rice, about 20 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 28, 2010

Delicious!! I made it as a side dish to a venison roast. I made a few changes. I used a garlic oil I had on hand and added some frozen chopped spinach to it while cooking. I also used brown rice which required some extra water while cooking and took about twice as long to cook. My 3 yr old and 5 yr old really enjoyed it, especially the 3 yr old who came back for a heaping seconds! Thanks! I will be keeping this one!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 25, 2007

Hi, Di :) Wow! Believe me, it's not often I get something I made called "bland," lol. That's OK; I'll admit, this rice recipe doesn't have a great deal of "kick" on its own; it's not supposed to. Then again, a lot of the meats I serve tend to have a lot of herbal-spicy goodliness going on in them and in order to not overpower my guests, I serve this as a counterpoint. Absolutely, there are times I also add a bit of dried red pepper flakes or even lots of roasted garlic to this recipe -- but it's flexible that way. Thanks for your review :)


14 Ratings

Jun 16, 2007

This rice was not great. It was definitly lacking in flavour and needed something to give it a kick. I will try it again, but will add some spices like garlic, flaked peppers or chili flakes to give it a kick. Otherwise it is pretty boring and bland.

Mar 16, 2012

Exactly what I was looking for - something with a little more pizazz than just plain rice, but not something too bold when I already had a rather spicy meat I wanted this to accompany. This had the interest and character I was looking for, the perfect foil for the star of the show which was "Cajun Barbecued Chicken," also from this site. Aside from preparing this with the more standard ratio of 2:1 broth to rice, I prepared this as written and couldn't have been more pleased.

Oct 16, 2008

Although I like spicy, my husband and son are more bland types, so this recipe was perfect! It's a great way to use up extra tomatoes, and you can always spice it up if you like!

Sep 14, 2010

Loved this! Made it with tomatoes from a local farm, served with tenderloin. I think this may be really good as a the rice for a stuffed pepper?? May try that next time. Thumbs up from my picky vegetarian daughter!

Jun 02, 2009

I made this with the basil and garlic chicken recipe for my parents. It was delicious they loved it! At first I thought there were way too many tomatoes but it turned out perfect. Easy, quick and delicious dinner!

May 19, 2009

Great with my spicy chicken enchiladas, I paired this with a spinach/tomato salad topped with guacamole sauce. Easy and great tasting. A family favorite. Thanks, Magpie


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  • Calories
  • 288 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 56.7 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 4.1 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 2.8 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 5.8 g
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 10 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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