Pepperoni bowls

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Pepperoni bowls

From a friend of a friend of a friend - 40 years ago when pepperoni was considered exotic!
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Mandy Holloway


  • 2 tblsp olive oil
  • 1 x pepperoni thinly sliced
  • 2 x thinly chopped brown onions
  • 6 x tomatoes or 400g tin of whole tomatoes
  • 2 tblsp tomato puree
  • 1 x 400g tin red kidney beans or any other of choice
  • 2 cups Basmati rice
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chopped parsley


  • In a large pan cook onions in oil until clear.
  • Add the sliced pepperoni and heat through.
  • Strain and rinse kidney beans and add.
  • Add tomato and tomato puree. Season to taste.
  • Simmer for 25-30 mins.
  • In the meantime cook rice, salt and water in microwave in large covered casserole 12-14 mins.
  • Allow rice to stand until pepperoni is ready.
  • Serve pepperoni over rice generously sprinkled with chopped parsley.
  • You can add spinach to the mix for more greens.
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