Tomato Rice

Tomato Rice

One dish, three main ingredients, hit the Start button and walk away — preparing this flavorful rice could not be any easier. It’s the perfect complement to any entree, though we won’t blame you if you eat it alone straight from the dish.

All of Anyday’s recipes are tested (and retested!) in many different microwaves and home kitchens to make sure they work — and work well.

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Select your microwave wattage in the dropdown. The cook times in this recipe will automatically change accordingly.

To find your microwave’s wattage, look at the front panel, the side of the door, in the back, in the user manual, or Google the model number. If both an input and output wattage are listed, use the output.

Wattage translates to how powerful the microwave is. The higher the wattage, the faster your food will cook. The lower the wattage, the longer the cook time.

When in doubt, start with less time — you can always add more.

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Product Size

  • Medium Shallow
  • Large Shallow
  • Medium Deep
  • Large Deep

Prep Time

5 mins

Cook Time

20 mins

Free Time

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Ingredients

  • ¾ cup (140g) long grain rice
  • 1 cup (240ml) chicken broth or water
  • ½ cup (120g) canned crushed tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon shallot, finely chopped
  • salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste

Preparation

  1. Add all the ingredients to the Anyday dish and mix well. Cover with the lid (knob lifted).
  2. Cook in the microwave at Power Level 5

    Certain foods cook best in the microwave at lower power levels. 

    Different microwaves have different settings. See your microwave manual (or look it up online) to learn how to change your microwave’s power level.

    For many microwaves: enter the cook time, press the “Power” (or “Power Level”) button, and select a number between 1-10. Other microwaves may require selecting the Power Level first, and then entering the cook time.

    Microwaves list power levels in different ways. Here’s a guide to help you adjust:

    PL 10 = 100% = High (default)

    PL 9 = 90% = High

    PL 8 = 80% = Med-High

    PL 7 = 70% = Med-High

    PL 6 = 60% = Medium

    PL 5 = 50% = Medium

    PL 4 = 40% = Med-Low

    PL 3 = 30% = Med-Low

    PL 2 = 20% = Low

    PL 1 = 10% = Low

    You will know if the power level has been successfully changed if you hear periodic changes in the microwave’s tone after it begins cooking.

    for 20 minutes. Let the rice rest for 5 minutes to finish steaming gently.
  3. Stir and fluff the rice before serving.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • This recipe is endlessly customizable! Add some cumin and cinnamon for a Persian flair, or cumin and garam masala to pair with Indian dishes.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.