• Com Do - Vietnamese Red Rice

    By Jeri Mobley-Arias

    Com Do is a beautiful Vietnamese tomato rice side dish that goes well with pork chops, shaking beef, fried eggs, roasted meats, and stir fry veggies. It’s simple to make, not ingredient heavy, and adds a subtle, yet delicious flavor that will round out your meal.

    • Com Do reminds me of my younger years; going to my momma's favorite Vietnamese restaurant and ordering combo #35: roasted chicken with com do and topped with a fried egg. Each time I had it always felt like I was experiencing it for the first time. Nowadays I inevitably make it if I know roasted chicken is on the menu for dinner.

      There are a couple of ways to make Com Do; some like to make it using cooked rice, but I prefer a style similar to how Mexican rice is prepared.

      What sets this apart from other tomato-based rice side dishes is the use of fish sauce and soy sauce–two ingredients I use quite often in my cooking.

      If you haven’t tried my lemongrass roasted chicken yet, I suggest you do, as it is one of my favorite pairings with Com Do!

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  • Com Do - Vietnamese Red Rice

    By Jeri Mobley-Arias

    Com Do is a beautiful Vietnamese tomato rice side dish that goes well with pork chops, shaking beef, fried eggs, roasted meats, and stir fry veggies. It’s simple to make, not ingredient heavy, and adds a subtle, yet delicious flavor that will round out your meal.

    • Total Time:
      55 minutes
    • Servings:
      4-5

    Ingredients

    • 1½ cups jasmine rice
    • 1½ tablespoon unsalted butter
    • 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
    • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
    • 2¼ cups water
    • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
    • ¼ teaspoon fish sauce

    Instructions

    1. Place rice in bowl and rinse under cold water until water turns clear. Drain well.
    2. In a medium skillet, melt butter using medium-high heat. Add rice and cook, stirring constantly until rice turns an opaque color, 2-4 mins.
    3. Add garlic and cook until fragrant. Add tomato paste and stir until tomato paste is thoroughly mixed with rice.
    4. Add water, fish sauce, and soy sauce and bring to boil.
    5. Cover and reduce heat to low and cook for 20-mins or until water has evaporated and rice is cooked through.
    6. Fluff the rice with a fork before serving.

    Enjoy

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