Almost Instant Spanish Rice

Almost Instant Spanish Rice Recipe

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Pam Ellingson

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This goes well with almost any Mexican dish, and is so fast and easy!! Spanish rice in 10 or 15 minutes, and really tasty. Yum!

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Serves:
4
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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1 pkg
precooked rice, plain or chicken flavor (like uncle ben's 90 second rice)
1 to 2 Tbsp
vegetable oil
1/4 c
yellow onion, chopped
1/2 c
celery stalks, chopped
1/4 c
poblano pepper, seeded and diced fine (optional)
1 Tbsp
tomato paste
1/2 can(s)
petite diced tomatoes with sweet onion (hunts)
1/2 can(s)
green chilies, chopped
several pinch
chili powder, ground cumin, garlic powder, cayenne (to taste)
salt and pepper to taste
2 Tbsp
chopped cilantro

How to Make Almost Instant Spanish Rice

Step-by-Step

  • 1In a medium saucepan, heated to medium high, place oil, onion, celery,(and optional poblano peppers). Saute til veggies are softened and translucent then add tomato paste and saute, stirring constantly for 1-2 minutes. Add green chilies, tomatoes (spoon out of can, do not drain), stir and reduce temp to medium low. Let simmer while heating the rice in microwave for 90 seconds.
  • 2Add heated rice, optional spices and salt/pepper and stir well. Adjust spices to taste and toss in chopped cilantro.
  • 3NOTE: If you prefer hotter, spicier Spanish Rice, substitute chopped pickled jalapenos for canned green chilies and/or use your favorite hot chili powder or chili sauce. Can also use Rotel tomatoes and chilies instead of plain diced w/ onion.
    ALSO--You can add cooked meats to this if you want a heartier dish, like ground beef, chopped ham, crumbled bacon, etc,

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About Almost Instant Spanish Rice

Course/Dish: Rice Sides
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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