Tomato Rice Stew

Tomato Rice Stew


"Savory blend of rice and vegetables for a cold rainy day. Filling and delicious. Serve before bedtime because it has a tendency to make you feel warm, calm and tired."


55 m servings 200 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 200 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 0.7 g
  • 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 43.8g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 6.1 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 1075 mg
  • 43%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large saucepan, mix the water, rice, potatoes, tomato paste, and tomato sauce. Stirring constantly, bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, and stir in basil, sugar, salt, and bay leaves. Cook about 15 minutes, stirring often, until potatoes and rice are tender but firm.
  2. Mix spinach, stewed tomatoes, and lemon juice into the saucepan. Reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes, or until rice has finished cooking and the mixture has thickened.
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  1. 9 Ratings


I used this recipe as a guideline for a last-day-before-payday meal to clean out the fridge and was quite pleased with the results. I started out the alterations with 1/2 c finely chopped onion ...

The rice stew wasn't bad at all. I thought that it tasted better the second day. I would suggest adding the spinach only after simmering. It loses colour when it has been simmered for too long. ...

I've made this a couple times now.The first time I thought it tasted quite good but the last time it was very bland.What I did to add some flavor was to add a teaspoon of butter to my bowl.One t...

This was a hearty dish and I enjoyed the flavor, but it required more water than it called for. The water completely reduced before the potatoes had cooked.

I thought this had a very good base- I didn't have regular basil- so I used Sweet Basil instead- and it tasted great. I had to add more water before I added the spinach and stewed tomatoes- but ...

Really liked this. There are so many things you can do with it! I had spaghetti sauce left over so used it and paste, added onions, carrots, garlic, bellpepper and left out the spinach (cuz it w...

There was way too much rice in this recipe! I added two extra cups of water, and it was still too thick. I would decrease the rice next time, and add some more flavorful ingredients. I think I w...

Great mix of flavors! Super easy to prepare. I added onion and garlic powder, and substituted lime for lemon juice (what I had on hand) and collard greens for spinach. Real hearty for a cool ...