Riso Paradiso

2 onions
5 chive leaves
5 garlic chive leaves (or one small garlic clove)
10 raisins
1 sweet pepper
1 hot pepper
10 medium shiitake
7 sun dried tomatoes
2 tablespoons XV olive oil
1 cup forbidden rice (available at Whole Foods)

Coarsely chop all ingredients (except rice) and cook with oil over low heat (about 45 minutes) until onions are very soft and ingredients are well blended. Add salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.

Cook rice in 2.25 cups of water for 30 minutes.

Toss and combine chopped ingredients with cooked rice. Place one basil leaf on top of each serving.

Serves 3-4.

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