Tomato Spiced Rice

Struggle Meals - "Rent Week"

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  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 (14-ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups basmati rice
  • 12 ounces frozen peas, thawed


  1. Heat the oil in a medium pot with a tight fitting lid. Stir in onions and cook for 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. Add cayenne and cumin and cook an additional 2 minutes. Add rice, then stir in tomatoes and 2 cups of water. Season with salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Then turn down to a simmer, cover and cook for 20 minutes.
  3. In the last 2 minutes of cooking add the peas. Turn off the heat and allow to sit, covered, for 5 minutes. Fluff and serve.