Every week, I post one recipe from Latviešu ēdieni.
This week, we decided to pick a recipe at random that neither of us had had before. (Okay, that’s not so difficult for me, since I’ve only lived in Latvia for 4 months.)
I have to say, I’m very happy with this one. It’s a variation on fried rice that tastes sweetly of tomato with a buttery finish. It’s definitely a keeper.
Rīsi ar tomātu sviestu (Tomato-Butter Rice) [printable recipe]
Adapted from Latviešu ēdieni
Serves 2 as a side
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 3/4 cup uncooked rice
- 1/4 cup tomato sauce
- 3 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
Cook rice with salted water (a healthy pinch or so will do). In a medium skillet set over moderate heat, melt butter. Stir in tomato sauce and a pinch of salt. Add the cooked rice and cook, stirring constantly, until the grains have soaked up all of the sauce and begun to brown on the edges. Sprinkle over with fresh parsley and serve.