Riz Gras

Riz au gras is a very flavorful rice. It literally means fat rice. The fat gives it its tasteful flavor. It is made with tomato sauce, water/stock, spices, and oil. It is delicious and easy to make. I use ParExcellence Premium Long Grain Rice, it keeps the rice tender, so less chance of having mushy and sticky rice. However, you can use any kind of long-grain rice.

Total Cooking Time: 35 min
Serving: 4


  • 2 cups rice
  • 3 cups water
  • ½ cup oil
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • ½ cup onion puree (or 1 cup diced onion)
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground pepper
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • 2 dried bay leaves (optional)
  • 1 cup mixed frozen veggies (peas, corn, green beans, carrots)


  1. Heat oil in a pan over medium heat for 2 min.
  2. Add tomato sauce, onion, salt, pepper, garlic and cook for 10 min, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add water and bay leaves
  4. Let it boil for 10 min
  5. Rinse your rice and add it to boiling water and stir
  6. Let the mixture come back to a gentle simmer stirring occasionally for about 2 min
  7. Add veggies and stir to blend all together
  8. Put the heat down to low
  9. Cover pan first with aluminum foil, then pan cover and let the rice cook for 30 min.
  10. Serve with baked or roasted chicken.

Bon appetit!

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