Cuban Fluffy White Rice

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Serves: 4
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2 c long grain white rice. if possible use jasmine rice
2 1/2 c water
1/4 c olive oil, light
1 clove smashed fresh garlic or 1/2 teaspoonful powdered garlic. garlic is optional but gives it a nice flavor.
1 1/2 tsp salt

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Juliann Esquivel Recipe
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Key Largo, FL (pop. 44,216)
Member Since Jun 2010
Juliann's notes for this recipe:
Rice is a staple at our house and goes with almost any meat dish.
fluffy white rice is a delicious side dish to serve with all most anything. Somtimes I fry an egg sunnyside-up and serve on top of a mound of white rice. It's great like this for lunch. it's fast and cannot be missed on a Cuban families dinner table.
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In a heavy pot rinse the rice in cool water twice. Drain all the water. Place the pot on the burner add the two and a half cups water to the rice along with the oil, garlic, and salt. Stir well. Turn on the flame onto medium to high. Just as soon as the rice starts to boil cover with a tight fitting lid and reduce heat to medium to low. cook this way for about 20/25 minutes. Uncover after twenty five minutes stir with a fork and cover again and continue to cook until 35 minutes have passed. Taste to see if you have enough salt. Grains should be fluffy and soft but not mushy. Serve with your favorite meat or chiken dish. Enjoy
Cooking time varies with a gas or electric stove. The cooking time above is approximetly correct as I have made rice on both gas and electric stoves.

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user Trina Alaniz bagma - Aug 17, 2010
This rice recipe is awesome! after making it one day for a Cuban meal for my guests, there was no rice left over, so the next day I made another pot to keep in frig for me. I will be making this rice often.
Your recipes are the best. Gracias
user Juliann Esquivel Juliann - Aug 17, 2010
Thank you Trina, I am so glad you like my rice. I am going to post a recipe for white Mexican rice that is not seen to often. But most definetly my grandmother used to make it. I think I will make some tomorrow eveniong for dinner and post the recipe. Many thanks Bendiciones Juliann
user Juliann Esquivel Juliann - Aug 20, 2010
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user Trina Alaniz bagma - Apr 13, 2011
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
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