Creamy Tomatoe and Basil Pilaf


I created this recipe completely by chance when I had no idea what I felt like making, I started boiling rice, hoping something would spark in my mind and then it did, I used what I had in the fridge and it was a delightful winner. This gorgeous recipe is great for a side to a juicy steak or as a light lunch

You’ll need

>5 cups cooked rice

> 1 clove garlic

> 1 large spring onion

> Half a tin of chopped peeled Tomatoes

> 1 tablespoon sugar

> Handful of torn Fresh basil pieces

> 1 steam of dill

> 2 Tablespoons balsamic Vinegar

> 1 cup cream

> 2 teaspoons dried chilli

> 1 teaspoon Lemon pepper

> 2 Tablespoons Apricot Jam

> Salt and pepper

How You Do it

> In a small sauce pan heat a small glug of olive oil over medium heat, fry Garlic and spring onions together for 5 mins

> Add canned tomatoes, basil, sugar and balsamic Vinegar and allow to simmer on a lower heat for ten minutes

>  Now add Cream, Chilli,, lemon pepper and chopped dill

> Add salt and pepper to taste

> Bring to boil and then put down to simmer on low heat for 10-15minutes

> Now add apricot jam and stir in, taste if it needs more pepper and salt

> Mix sauce in with Warm rice and serve warm

If your having this as a lunch and need a little protein add some crumbed pieces of feta in with it.