One of the staples I always like to have handy is tomato sauce. When tomatoes are in season or, even better, in season and on sale I go a little nuts and buy bags and bags of them to make my own sauce. It is such a simple thing to prepare and SO much better than the jarred stuff. Plus, it’s the perfect base for tons of different meals in a snap. I love to add ready-made meatballs, vegetables or even just a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese and throw the concoction over some pasta for an on-the-table-in-15-minutes weekday dinner. I store my tomato sauce in freezer bags and thaw as I’m ready to use. And I’m telling you, once you taste your homemade sauce and see how gosh darn simple it is to make you won’t be buying a jar of it again.
1 lb ripe tomatoes, cut into chunks
1 onion, cut into chunks
4 garlic cloves, peeled
2 tbsp fresh oregano
4 tbsp fresh basil
salt and pepper
2 tbsp olive oil
Heat the olive oil in your Aroma Rice Cooker using Sauté-Then-Simmer. Sauté garlic and onion until soft.
Add remaining ingredients and stir. Close the lid and let simmer for 1-2 hours.
Pureé the sauce and store for a quick fix meal in a pinch.
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