SPANISH RICE FOOL PROOF By Freda
|Categories:||Mexican, Rice Sides, Other Side Dishes, Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy|
|VEGIES FIRST SAUTE IN BUTTER|
|1/3 Cup||diced jalapenos, fresh or canned ( if you don't like spicy, use bell pepper)|
|1/3 Cup||diced onions with green onions ( cut extra for topping on rice when you serve it.)|
|1 Clove||garlic, crushed|
|2 TBS||butter or oil|
SECRET # 1: BE SURE YOU COAT THE
RICE WITH OIL AS YOU SAUTE VEGIES
|2 Cups||long grain white rice|
|SPICES FOR THE SPANISH RICE:|
|1/2 tsp||chipole or ceyenne pepper, ( this is optional but i like spicy)|
|1 tsp||cumin, i really like this in my spanish rice but also optional|
|1/2 tsp||salt, (note: add more if not using chicken broth)|
|ADD STOCK AND TOMATO TO THE RICE|
|2 1/4 cups||chicken stock ( or you can add water for vegetarian)|
|1/2 Cup||tomato sauce|
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DirectionsSaute in saucepan, with a tight Fitting Lid, on low heat.
Butter, Jalapenos, Onions and garlic.
ADD 2 Cups rice, Toss & saute again to coat the Rice in the Oils.
when you coat all the rice in the Oils its going to help the rice to stay seperated when it cooks, so it don't get gummy or sticky.
Saute on low heat, ONLY 2 MINUTES ( set the Timer)Now your going to ADD SPICES:
Paprika, Cayenne, Cumin, Salt.
Stir in and toss well.Then ADD; LIQUIDS,
Add 2 1/4 Cups Stock or Water
also add 1/2 Cup tomato sauce.
Turn heat to Medium High, Bring to simmer.
then turn down to Low, COVER, with tight fitting lid.
Simmer & cook, ONLY 20 MINUTES. (Set Timer)After 20 Min. . . . DO NOT PEEK
Now, Set timer for another 9 Min, (DO NOT PEEK!!!)
After 9 min,
(Secret # 2 & Very Important Step). . . .
FLUFF RICE, with a big Meat Fork.
you should have very fluffy rice, full of Flavor, that seperates with the fork, and does not stick together.
GARNISH WITH chopped "GREEN ONIONS" ON TOP TO SERVE.SECRETS to this "FOOL PROOF" Spanish RICE ARE:
1. Coating the rice in the Oils.
2. Fluffing the Rice with a fork after the 9 Min of Resting. . . That is the KEY!!