Recipe #37: Easy Spanish Rice

Posted on Jun 3 2013 - 2:00pm by Markell

My husband loves Spanish rice. I have always been nervous to make it because I always burn rice. I have a rice maker for that reason. I finally decided to get brave and make some using a modification of the recipe my husband’s aunt gave me. It turned out to be a lot easier than I thought, and it didn’t even burn!

Here is what you need

  • 1 cups of rice
  • Olive Oil 
  • 3 cups of water
  • 1 teaspoon of Caldo de Tomate 
  • 2 chopped tomatoes
  • garlic salt
  • cayenne pepper

Here is what you do

Heat up a little bit of oil and cook the rice on a medium high heat. Keep stirring it so it doesn’t burn. Let it fry until it browns. 
Once the rice is browned well (5-10ish minutes), add the water. Be careful when you add the water, since the oil is hot. Just add a little at a time. Turn the stove down to a simmer. 
Add the tomatoes and seasoning. I just sprinkled each over the pan one time, but if you like stronger flavor, use more. 
Put a lid on the pan and let the rice simmer about 20 minutes. Check it every so often to make sure there is enough water in it, but not too often. The lid needs to be on so the rice can steam. 
You can also make this with a little tomato sauce if you don’t have fresh tomatoes. I didn’t have any tomato sauce, so I improvised. 
That’s it, enjoy your rice! It goes great with Chicken Enchiladas



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