#FeedingGood: Vegetable Rice

7 April 2016
This recipe was shared us by Nourish Foodbank: 'An easy side dish, a meal, or a tasty snack, this dish serves two'

Veg Rice


  • 1 cup of long grain rice

  • 2 carrots (chopped small or grated)

  • ½ cup of peas (frozen or tinned)

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 400g tin of chopped tomatoes

  • 2 tablespoons of cooking oil

  • 2 cups of hot water

  • ½ cup grated cheese

  • ½ teaspoon of salt

Optional: add meat, fish, curry powder or other vegetables to give it variety.


  • Heat the oil in a medium sized saucepan and add the onions. Cook for 5 minutes until the onion is softened.

  • Add the rice and stir for couple of seconds.

  • Add the hot water, tin of tomatoes, carrots and peas.

  • Bring to the boil and simmer for 20 minutes or until the rice has soaked up all the water.

  • Add salt to taste.

  • Put the grated cheese over the top and eat!

With thanks to Nourish Foodbank

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