Easy Red Rice

Easy Red Rice

13 Reviews 2 Pics
  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    20 m
  • Ready In

    30 m
The Magpie
Recipe by  The Magpie

“Simple to put together, but delicious. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!”

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Original recipe yields 4 cups



  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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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 :)



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.



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!

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Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 288 cal
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 4.1 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs
  • 56.7 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 5.8 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 10 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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