Easy Leftover Tomato Lime Fried Rice

Course: Side Dish
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Lord Byron's Kitchen
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  • 2 large tomatoes, quarters and seed and pulp removed
  • 1 large onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cups leftover cooked rice, long grain is best
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup green onions, sliced
  • 1/2 lime
  • fresh chopped parsley for garnish


  • Add the tomatoes, onion, vegetable oil, and garlic to a food processor. Pulse until finely pureed and soupy.
  • Pour the mixture into a large skillet and turn the heat to medium.
  • Add in the tomato paste, salt, and black pepper. Allow the mixture to come to a bubbling heat. Continue to stir and cook the mixture for 3-5 minutes until the water from the tomato and the onion has reduced.
  • Add in the cooked rice and stir into the tomato and onion mixture. Stir well to fully coat the rice.
  • Cook for another 3-5 minutes until the rice has been fully reheated.
  • Remove the skillet from the heat. Add the green onions (saving just a few for garnish) and toss.
  • Plate the rice and garnish with the remaining green onions, parsley and a spritz of fresh lime.
  • Serve immediately.