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Rice is one of the favorite side dish hero, and this vegan Mediterranean Tomato Brown Rice Pilaf is no exception. It's simple, satisfying & so easy to make!

Tomato Rice Pilaf

Tomato Brown Rice Pilaf is a vegan Mediterranean recipe that is a perfect side dish next to chicken or seafood dishes - simple, satisfying and easy to make
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 55 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 228kcal
Author: Yumna Jawad


  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion small diced
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 large tomatoes small diced
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Fresh basil for garnish


  • 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