Friday, July 24, 2009

Spanish Rice

If you have been around awhile, you will know that I have tried to make Spanish Rice a number of times and it always turned out badly.

I think I finally figured it out!

The rice turned out fluffy, a bit spicy and not at all bland like most rice served at a Mexican Restaurant! I served it with my Husband's creation Mexican Pork Chops!

In my opinion, using the Knorr Tomato, Cilantro and Onion cubes is the key (you can get these at your local Tienda), along with a good salsa. I used my rice cooker which requires 2X liquid to rice ratio. Your cooking method may be different.

1 cube of Cilantro
1 cube of Onion
2 cubes of Tomato
1 jar of your favorite Salsa or Rotel which would work even better!

Rinse your rice, and figure out how many cups of liquid you will require for your cooking method. Heat up half that amount of water, and add your cubes of cilantro, onion and tomato, mix well until they melt

Use Salsa for the remainder of the liquid, mix well and then cook according to the directions on the rice.

Fluff well and serve.

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Pam said...

I love Spanish rice but haven't found a great recipe for it...looking forward to trying this one out.

Donna-FFW said...

I do not have a go to spanish rice recipe either. I am always looking for one.. this sounds lovely. Whod have thunk to put salsa.. great idea.

♥peachkins♥ said...

This is the first time I encountered Spanish rice. It looks good.We always have the paella,though.

Lori Lynn said...

Both the rice and pork chops sound great!

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Sophie Sportende Foodie said...

A lovely combo, that yummie rice with that lovely pork chop!!


Bethie said...

Spanish rice is not one of my favorites, BUT, I just might have to try yours. (along with your pork chops)

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