What tastes better than a fluffy, flavorful bowl of rice as a side to any good meal? Maybe one that is flavored with vegetables & also a kid favorite! In this post, I will share my Tomato Veggie Rice recipe that you and your kids will love. It’s simple to make, the vegetables are pulsed in a processor before being mixed with the rice – masking any textural issues some kids have, while still providing a delicious alternative to the regular bowl of rice. Enjoy!




  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cloves of crushed garlic
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 2 bell peppers of choice, diced
  • big handful of parsley, chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 cups cooked rice


  1. Cook rice and set aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet. Add in the onions and cook down a few minutes before adding in the garlic. Cook for another minute and add in the spices so they have a chance to become fragrant and open up their full body flavor.
  3. Add the chopped bell peppers cook a few minutes before adding in the chopped tomatoes.
  4. Heat everything through, top with the chopped parsley.
  5. Transfer contents into a blender or food processor and pulse a few times until it reaches the consistency that you prefer.
  6. Mix the vegetable mixture with the rice, plate and serve.
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