Tomato Rice

// Tomato Rice

Prep Time

5 mins

Cook Time

22 mins

Free Time

to do a HIIT workout

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.

Rice & Grains, Gluten-free, Vegetarian, Mexican, Deep Dish, Tomatoes, White Rice Rice & Grains

What You’ll Need

What You’ll Need

The Medium Deep Dish

The best dish for 1-2 portions of grains, veggies, mac and cheese, ramen, and more.

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

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The Medium Deep Dish


  • ¾ cup (140g) long-grain white 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


  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 5tooltip for 22 minutes. Let the rice rest for 5 minutes to finish steaming gently.
  3. Stir and fluff the rice before serving.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Add some cumin and cinnamon for a Persian flair or cumin and garam masala to pair with Indian dishes.
  • Season with cilantro, lime juice, and cotija, for a fresh side dish.
  • Add some fire-roasted corn, spinach, and cherry tomatoes for a delicious side dish.

Recipe notes

  • Freeze the tomato rice in the 1/2 Cup Anytime Freezer Trays and reheat as needed.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.

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