SPANISH RICE FOOL PROOF By Freda
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.
Be sure you follow Directions exactly. . . for Fool Proof, right down to the Minutes.
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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. The Test Kitchen
VEGIES FIRST SAUTE IN BUTTER
1/3 Cupdiced jalapenos, fresh or canned ( if you don't like spicy, use bell pepper)
1/3 Cupdiced onions with green onions ( cut extra for topping on rice when you serve it.)
1 Clovegarlic, crushed
2 TBSbutter or oil
SECRET # 1: BE SURE YOU COAT THE RICE WITH OIL AS YOU SAUTE VEGIES
2 Cupslong grain white rice
SPICES FOR THE SPANISH RICE:
1/2 tspchipole or ceyenne pepper, ( this is optional but i like spicy)
1 tspcumin, i really like this in my spanish rice but also optional
1/2 tspsalt, (note: add more if not using chicken broth)
ADD STOCK AND TOMATO TO THE RICE
2 1/4 cupschicken stock ( or you can add water for vegetarian)
1/2 Cuptomato sauce
How to Make SPANISH RICE FOOL PROOF By Freda
- 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.
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.