Gullah Recipe for Red Rice
Red rice is a simple dish of rice, onions and tomatoes seasoned to perfection. This version is inspired by a cookbook of Lowcountry favorites told in the Gullah language and translated into English.
- 2 Tablespoons Bacon grease or other oil or shortening
- ⅓-1/2 pound smoked meat such as ham or sausage cut into bite sized pieces
- 1-2 onions, chopped
- 5-6 tomatoes, diced
- 1 Tablespoon chili powder optional
- 1 cup long grain rice
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup water
Heat the baking grease in a large pot or small dutch oven over medium heat.
Add the meat and cook until browned on the edges, then remove and set aside.
Add the onions and tomatoes to the pot and cook until the onions are translucent.
Stir in the water, rice, salt and chili powder if desired. Add the meat, stirring at medium high heat until mixture comes to a boil.
Reduce to simmer, cover and cook 20 minutes. If rice is not done, add another ¼ cup of water, recover and cook 5-6 more mminutes.
Calories: 227kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 8gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 720mgPotassium: 162mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 397IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 21mgIron: 1mg