Tomato Basil Rice Recipe


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup onion diced
  • 1 cup white rice
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 ripe tomato diced with juices, plus extra for garnish
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons parmesan cheese grated, divided
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil chopped


  1. In a medium saucepan, cook onion in olive oil until it begins to soften, about 4 minutes. Add rice and cook 2-3 minutes or until the rice starts to brown a little bit.
  2. Stir in chicken broth, tomatoes (with any juices), and garlic. Add salt & pepper to taste.
  3. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook 20 minutes without lifting the lid.
  4. Remove from heat and rest 5 minutes before removing the lid. Add 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese and basil. Mix well.
  5. Place in a bowl, garnish with remaining parmesan cheese, additional basil and fresh tomatoes if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 113

Carbohydrates: 14g

Protein: 3g

Fat: 5g

Saturated Fat: 1g

Cholesterol: 3mg

Sodium: 492mg

Potassium: 137mg

Fiber: 1g

Sugar: 1g

Vitamin A: 82IU

Vitamin C: 10mg

Calcium: 63mg

Iron: 1mg

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