Basil Tomato Rice Recipe
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Basil Tomato Rice Recipe

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“Whenever my family wants something different to go with our grilled beef—or other entrees, I throw together this easy side. It’s so fresh-tasting, and I always have the ingredients on hand.” Sarah Rupe - Eldon, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups uncooked instant rice
  • 1 medium green pepper, diced
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 154 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 295mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch.


  1. In a large saucepan, bring broth to a boil. Stir in rice; cover and remove from the heat. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, saute pepper and onion in oil until tender. Add the tomatoes, basil and salt; heat through. Stir into rice. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Basil Tomato Rice in Healthy Cooking October/November 2009, p55

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jules-phoenix User ID: 6769823 126103
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2012

"I omitted the gr pepper. My family absolutely loved this dish."

cynthiaelliott User ID: 1867504 167671
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2010

"Our family enjoyed this rice. Its' easy to make, the basil and tomatoes gave rice a different twist. I would definitely make it again."

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