Tomato Rice Stew


Savory blend of rice and vegetables for a cold rainy day. Filling and delicious. Serve before bedtime because it has a tendency to make you feel warm, calm and tired.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
12 servings


  • 4 cups water

  • 2 cups uncooked white rice

  • 2 unpeeled potatoes, diced

  • 1 (12 ounce) can tomato paste

  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon salt

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 1 (13.5 ounce) can whole leaf spinach, drained

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can stewed tomatoes, drained and sliced

  • ½ tablespoon fresh lemon juice


  1. In a large saucepan, mix the water, rice, potatoes, tomato paste, and tomato sauce. Stirring constantly, bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, and stir in basil, sugar, salt, and bay leaves. Cook about 15 minutes, stirring often, until potatoes and rice are tender but firm.

  2. Mix spinach, stewed tomatoes, and lemon juice into the saucepan. Reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes, or until rice has finished cooking and the mixture has thickened.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

200 Calories
1g Fat
44g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 200
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 1075mg 47%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 23mg 116%
Calcium 85mg 7%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 767mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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