Its October, but with the warm weather we have had this month, my plants still keep producing. I have so many green tomatoes, that I’ve started researching some recipe ideas. As I develop them I’ll be sharing. I had found a green tomato rice recipe and made my version lats night.
Green Tomatoes with Rice
5 slices thick cut bacon, diced small
1 large sweet onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
3-4 cups chopped green tomatoes
3 sprigs fresh rosemary, minced (or thyme, or sage, or basil etc)
1 small fresh red thai hot pepper, minced
1.5 cups rice
4 cups liquid (water, stock , etc)
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
salt and pepper
1/2 tsp. ground cardamom
Saute bacon over medium heat until crispy. Add garlic and onions and cook until onions are translucent. Add fresh rosemary and hot pepper and cook 30 seconds. Add tomatoes and cook additional 1-2 minutes. Add rice and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and cover. Cook over low-medium heat until most liquid absorbed and rice is tender, (about 20-30min).