|Rice with Tomatoes (Domatesli Pirinc)|
1 medium onion, finely chopped
3-4 Tbsp olive oil
3 big ripe tomatoes, finely chopped/crushed (2 cups)
3 banana peppers, chopped (optional)
1 cup rice, washed and drained
1 tsp salt to taste
½ tsp sugar
3 cups hot water
Fresh basil or dill for top
Take olive oil and onion in a pot. Saute over medium heat for about 2-3 minutes. Stir in peppers and saute for additional 2-3 minutes. Add tomatoes and cook over medium heat until they get soft, stirring occasionally.
Stir in hot water and bring to a boil. And then, add rice, salt and sugar. Cover and simmer over low heat until the rice is cooked.
Let it rest for 10-15 minutes before serving. Garnish either with fresh basil leaves or dill.