Tomato and Red Pepper Rice (Arroz con Tomate y Pimentón)

by Erica Dinho on June 28, 2009

Arroz con Tomate y Pimentón

Arroz con Tomate y Pimentón

Plain white rice is eaten by most people in Colombia every day, but for entertaining, a more interesting rice dish is often served, such as this one.

This Red pepper and Tomato Rice dish is the perfect accompaniment to your favorite grilled meat or poultry.
Enjoy it!



(4 – 6 Servings)

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped white onion
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 cup red bell pepper, sliced
  • 2 cups long-grain rice
  • 1 vegetable bouillon tablet
  • 1 cup tomato purée
  • 4 cups water
  • Salt


  1. Heat the olive oil in a pot. Add the onions, garlic and red bell pepper and cook until onions are translucent, stirring occasionally, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. Add the rice, stir with a wooden spoon to coat well, and cook for 1 minute.
  3. Add the water, vegetable bouillon, tomato puree and salt. Bring to a boil, stir and decrease the heat to low.
  4. Cover and cook for about 20 minutes or until the water is absorbed and the rice is tender.
  5. Remove from the heat and let rest for 5 minutes.
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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 nora@ffr June 28, 2009 at 2:18 PM

vat a great way to have rice!!adding tomato puree is an interesting way :) thanx


2 oysterculture June 28, 2009 at 2:52 PM

Looks good, tasty, and fast – my kind of meal!


3 Karine June 28, 2009 at 8:43 PM

I think this recipe can make a great side dish to any kind of meat!


4 Natasha - 5 Star Foodie June 28, 2009 at 10:40 PM

That is a great side dish! Delicious!


5 Juju June 29, 2009 at 11:05 AM

This looks amazing.


6 queen b June 29, 2009 at 8:09 PM

I love tomatoes !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am finally growing them in my garden.
I ate the first one tonight and it was sooo PERFECT :-)


7 Pavithra June 29, 2009 at 9:27 PM

Hi Erica,
This is my first time to your blog. You have a wonderful blog with great recipes. The Tomato and Red pepper rice looks very delicious and inviting. Presentation is awesome.



8 Liz June 30, 2009 at 1:15 PM

Hi! This is my first time in your blog and I love it! It’s very international and this recipe… sounds so simple, but delicious! Hope to hear from you, Liz.


9 red pepper February 11, 2010 at 7:43 PM

thanks admin beautiful site..


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