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This put up is sponsored by Lundberg Household Farms.

September remains to be for Tomatoes

I all the time discover it humorous that in September, discuss turns to fall and all of the produce that comes with it. I too am prepared for cooler climate however I’m not prepared to surrender tomatoes. I’ll nonetheless fortunately be cooking up a storm of summer time produce till I can’t (as a result of there’s loads of time for candy potatoes).

I do, nonetheless, discover myself trending in the direction of meals that might function a packed lunch or a stupendous, easy dinner. Plus, I used to be in a position to choose up dry-farmed native tomatoes for this recipe, taking the flavour excessive.

Salad being assembled in a kitchen

Lundberg Household Farms

I’m excited to associate with Lundberg Household Farms for this recipe. A pair years in the past I had the chance to go to a rice harvest with Lundberg and it strengthened what I already knew: they’re a very good firm that’s dedicated to preserving the land for future generations all whereas making a beautiful product.

If you happen to scroll again by means of all of the recipes on the location with rice, you’ll discover I’m a bit obsessive about Lundberg Household Farms Natural Quick Grain Brown Rice. This complete grain rice has the proper smooth texture with only a little bit of stickiness, which is crucial when making grain bowls and pilafs. Plus, realizing Lundberg Household Farms dedication to prime quality rice makes this dish further particular.

Make this a Meal

I saved this gentle as a result of I wished to have the ability to transfer in a number of completely different instructions with it. This tomato pilaf, as is, is a pleasant, simple dinner. The brief grain brown rice helps cling to the tomatoes, the walnuts/herbs carry the dish collectively, and chickpeas carry the protein.

I really like serving this pilaf with a facet of roasted greens (relying on the time of the season it might be inexperienced beans or it might be roasted candy potatoes). And, I’m often serving this with an enormous salad.

Tomatoes tossed with rice, herbs, walnuts, and chickpeas


Tomato Rice Pilaf with Chickpeas



½ cup Lundberg Household Farms Natural Brown Rice, raw

1 ½ kilos smaller slicing tomatoes (see be aware)

1 ½ cups cooked chickpeas


¼ cup toasted walnuts

½ cup frivolously packed basil

Zest from half a lemon

1 clove garlic, grated


2 to three tablespoons olive oil


1 ounce Buratta or feta


  • Mix the brown rice with 1 cup of water in a small pot. Convey to a boil, scale back to a simmer, and canopy till the rice has absorbed the water and is tender; about 45 minutes. 
  • Whereas the rice is cooking, core and reduce the tomatoes; place in a bowl.
  • Place the walnuts on a reducing board and begin to chop. Add the basil, lemon zest, and grated garlic. Proceed to cut the combination collectively, as in case you had been making a gremolata. Place in a bowl, add a pinch of salt, and sufficient olive oil to carry the combination collectively.
  • As soon as the rice is completed, switch it to the bowl with the tomatoes together with the walnut-basil combination and chickpeas. Add any cheese you may like and serve with some recent black pepper.


I used dry-farmed tomatoes that are only a bit greater than a golf-ball. I’d advocate tomatoes which are nonetheless a bit agency too.