FREDA GABLE Recipe

SPANISH RICE FOOL PROOF By Freda

By FREDA GABLE cookin4me


Recipe Rating:
 10 Ratings
Serves:
6-8 easily
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Cooking Method:
Stove Top

FREDA's Story

Easiest PERFECT "SPANISH RICE" recipe I ever made. Tasty too!!
You can make this as spicy as you like. This is Just like the restruants make in Mexican cafe's, only better, Its Homemade.
There are "two Secrets" to this rice. I even surprised My sister whom is Mexican, with my rice.
NOTE:
Be sure you follow Directions exactly. . . for Fool Proof, right down to the Minutes.

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
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You voted, and you're right. This will go well with your next Mexican meal! Adjust the hotness of this one to suit your taste with your use of peppers.

Ingredients

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
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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 tsp
paprika
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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Saute 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.
NOTE:
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)
2
Now your going to ADD SPICES:
Paprika, Cayenne, Cumin, Salt.
Stir in and toss well.
3
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)
4
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.
5
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!!

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Mexican
Collection: Rice Reinventions
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy


  • Comments

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  • user
    Leila Rockwell leilaroc - May 1, 2012
    Gosh that sounds so good Freda. Will save and hope to make soon.
  • user
    Cynthia Weaver cuckoo4cookies - May 1, 2012
    This is exactly what I was looking for, Freda! Cooking for a crowd on Cinco de Mayo - also my daughter college graduation day - and wanted to add a rice dish to the menu. Perfection! Thank you!
  • user
    FREDA GABLE cookin4me - May 1, 2012
    Thanks Cynthia, let me know how you like it.
    Please Follow Directions exactly. I just made this tonight and that is the Photo exactly as I made it. You could also add black olives with the green onions on top, for an attractive color.
    It does make a lot, more than I needed. serves 8010 easily and that was a big spoon full.
  • user
    FREDA GABLE cookin4me - May 1, 2012
    Thanks gals . . it really is good. Make sure you set out Your Seasonings first, as you can easily miss one. Cumin is necessary, for flavor.
  • user
    FREDA GABLE cookin4me - May 1, 2012
    Hot Sauce By Freda
    Heres another tip that goes well with Chips, or tacos.