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Baked Rice with Vegetables

Ingredients

  • 1 cups Arborio rice
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cloves garlic, peeled, smashed and chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped (no seeds)
  • 1 tomato, cored and chopped (no seeds)
  • 1 zucchini, chopped
  • 3 Tbs olive oil
  • 3 cups hot beef or chicken stock

Preparation

Fire your oven until it reaches 700ºF, and then allow the temperature to fall to about 500ºF, maintaining a bed of coals for sautéing the rice and vegetables and to bake the rice.

Heat a terracotta baking dish in a moderately hot fired oven, and then add olive oil.

Sauté the chopped vegetables for 3-4 minutes, or until soft and lightly brow, then remove from the pan. Alternatively, you can sauté the vegetables in a pan on your cook top.

Add the onion, garlic, and more olive oil to the empty terracotta pan, and bake for 2-3 minutes, until translucent. Add the rice and stir to coat, and then sauté the rice for 2-3 minutes. Do not brown the rice.

Bake for 20-30 minutes. Rotate the dish a few times if you have coals or a fire in your oven, and one side is hotter than the other.

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