Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Spanish Rice Recipe

Hi Folks,

This is a easy recipe for a delicious side for your other Mexican dishes.

You will need
2 Tablespoons of
oil of your choice.
Add to pan over
medium high heat.
 When oil is heated, add 1 cup of white rice, I prefer extra long grain, but any white rice will do.
Cook rice for 5-7 minutes or until rice is a nice rich tan color.
When rice is browned, add 1/2 cup of tomato puree or crushed tomatoes, cook for 2-3 minutes.
 Add 2 cloves of minced garlic

2 Tablespoons bell pepper chopped

2 tablespoons onion chopped
 Add 1 1/2 cups of water and bring to boil.
 When rice comes to a boil add

the juice of 1 lime

1 whole serrano pepper,
or pepper of choice
 Do not cut up the pepper unless you want to add more heat to your rice, if this is the case then by all means go for it.
The whole pepper just adds flavor and a mild heat.

 Cover and reduce heat to a medium simmer and cook for 10 - 15 minutes. I find it best when cooking rice, to use a pan with a glass lid, so I can see what is going on.
After 10 minutes check rice, if you don't have a glass lid just peek and see what is going on.
If rice is ready the water will have all been absorbed and you
should see little tunnels
throughout the rice.

I know they say don't look under the lid when cooking rice, but how else are you going to know whenit is done? When you smell it

Go ahead and peek it will be alright.

After rice is done fluff with a fork and transfer to a platter, and serve.

I hope you enjoy this recipe thanks for reading.

Here's a link to my youtube channel where you can find this and other recipes.

Spanish Rice Recipe