Brussels Sprouts with Rice

½ lb Brussels sprouts, cut in half

2 medium potatoes, cut in cubes

2 medium carrots, julienne cut

1 medium onion, chopped

½ cup rice, washed and drained

1 Tbsp tomato paste

3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 tsp salt to taste

A pinch of fresh black pepper

1-11/2 cup hot water

Saute the onions with olive oil over medium heat and then add the tomato paste. Stir in carrots and potatoes. Cook for 2 minutes and add the Brussels sprouts and rice. Cook for 2 more minutes tossing gently. Finally stir in the hot water and salt to taste. Close the lid and cook over medium low heat until the rice and the vegetables are cooked (about 30 min).

Sprinkle with freshly grinded black pepper and serve hot.

ENJOY

*This is a vegetarian dish