Sunday, May 18, 2008

Tomato Basil Rice Pilaf


What do you do with that leftover bruschetta mixture that you can't finish because the biscuits were too filling? Make tomato basil rice pilaf!

What you'll need
1 can diced tomatoes
2tsp chopped basil
1tsp olive oil
1tsp chopped garlic
1 spritz balsamic vinegar
1 tsp red pepper flakes
Salt and pepper

Make the bruschetta mixture, then save 1/4 left over to use in the rice pilaf.

8 ounce stock
1/4c chopped carrots
1/4c chopped celery
2 strips bacon
salt and pepper
3 cups cooked rice
1tsp white wine

Brown bacon in wok. Add veggies. Cook 2 minutes. Fish out bacon, cut into pieces and place back in. Add stock, wine, salt, pepper, and leftover bruschetta mixture. Reduce by half. Add cooked rice, stir till well mixed. Season with salt and pepper.

Price: $1/serving of 1 cup
Total Servings: 3 cups

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