Gently Spiced Tomato Sauce Recipe

Gently Spiced Tomato Sauce Recipe
Heather Nicholds, C.H.N.

This is only slightly spicy and contain peas and lemon for a little interest. You could use it over any whole grain pastas, but this recipe uses brown rice.

Gently Spiced Tomato Sauce Recipe

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Makes enough for 2 large servings

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  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 2 cups peas, fresh or frozen
  • 1 28 oz can tomatoes, or 6 fresh tomatoes, diced
  • 1 tsp ground cumin*
  • ½ tsp ground mustard*
  • pinch cayenne pepper*
  • pinch black pepper*
  • ½ tsp oregano*
  • ¼ tsp allspice*
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • 3 Tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
  • *or 1 tsp Indian Spice Mix, or 1 Tbsp Italian Herb Mix with 1 tsp Mexican Chili Mix – Homemade Spice Mixes


  1. Rinse the rice with water, drain, add 2 cups water for every 1 cup rice. Sprinkle a bit of sea salt in the water, bring it to a boil for a couple of minutes, then turn down to low and simmer for 45 minutes. Rice is fully cooked when it is dry and fluffy. Do not stir the rice while it is cooking.
  2. Meanwhile, heat a pot with the tomatoes and peas to medium, add the spices, lemon juice and salt. Cover and let simmer for 10-20 minutes, then add the fresh cilantro. Stir it in well, and serve over rice or whole grain pasta.



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