In a medium sauce pan, heat the olive oil, and sauté onions with salt and pepper until translucent.
Add the tomato paste and the small diced tomatoes and mix until the tomatoes slightly start to break up.
Mix in the brown rice and incorporate everything well together, then add 1 1/2 cup boiling water. Bring the mixture to a boil. Then cover the pot and simmer on low for 45 minutes until water is all absorbed and the rice is soft
Serve as a side dish topped with fresh basil, if desired
Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 37mg | Potassium: 353mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 575IU | Vitamin C: 11.3mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1.2mg