Green Tomato Rice Dish


Did you get left with a bunch of green tomatoes from your garden at the end of the summer? Besides the larger ones that I’m letting turn on their own, I had several small tomatoes that aren’t going to turn red so I had to find a use for them. That is how I came up with Green Tomato Rice Dish.

Green tomato rice dish

When researching recipes I typically search Pinterest and then customize the recipe based on what I have at home. I found this rice recipe and started my creation Green Tomato Rice Dish. Following the directions I cooked the bacon. It’s so easy to do it in the oven according to the instructions in the article Cook bacon in the oven which is so much easier and cleaner. I used yellow onion I grew in my garden instead of the green onions the recipe calls for. I also used my dehydrated onion stems I made from my garden trimmings this summer.

Green tomato rice dish

Add the chopped tomatoes, cook and then add the garlic. After a minute, add rice and the rest of the ingredients. Once it was all cooked up I added the chopped bacon and then threw in some kidney beans I canned a couple of years ago.

Green tomato rice dish

It looks great and hubby loves it. I love putting together budget friendly recipes where I can use my garden and canning foods. Sometimes you just have to work with what you have at home and in this case it all turned out. 

The original recipe, I modified it to use items that I had.

4 strips bacon cooked and crumbled

8 bunches of green onion, I used yellow onions

4 green tomatoes peeled and chopped

1 jalapeno seeded

1 clove garlic

2 cups chicken stock, I make my own chicken stock

1 cup long grain rice

1 dash dried tyme

salt n pepper to taste

I added the kidney beans, you can adjust using what you have at home. It’s so nice using items from the garden instead of buying produce somewhere.

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