1 tsp oil
1 Roma tomato, de-seeded & diced
1 tsp tomato paste
½ tsp onion powder OR ½ small onion, finely chopped
½ cup instant brown rice
½ cup chicken or vegetable broth
¼ cup frozen peas
¼ cup frozen sweet corn
¼ cup cilantro, minced
2 pinches cumin
2 pinches smoked paprika
2 pinches cayenne pepper (optional)
Heat 1 tsp oil in a medium pot on medium high. Sauté tomatoes (and onion) for 3-4 minutes or until they become softened. Add tomato paste and rice, sauté for another 1 minute. Stir in onion powder and broth. Cover and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 7-8 minutes. Take off heat.
Stir in peas, corn, cilantro, cumin, smoked paprika, and cayenne. Cover pot, and let it rest for 5 minutes.
Serve warm as a side dish. Try it with Espinacas con Garbanzos!