Monday, December 20, 2010

Spanish Rice

   I like Mexican food, fajitas being my favorite.  The restaurant Si Senor next door to us does a fine fajitas .I am still perfecting the recipe for the fajita but in the mean time I want to share the Spanish Rice recipe.  The internet is gravid with recipes for this rice and mine is no different.  If you have never tried this dish before please give it a go because this is very tasty and the way I see it, most Indian curries will be a great accompaniment with this rice.      

 Mexican Tomato Rice

The following recipe is mild feel free to tweak the spices to your liking.

Mexican Tomato Rice

Ingredients:
Rice - 2 cups (long grain)
Chicken Broth - 4 cups
Tomato Paste  - 2 Tbspn
Chili Powder   - 1 Tspn (you can avoid this if you don't want it spicy)
Garlic              - 4 pods
Onions            - 1 cup chopped (about 1 medium onion)
Cumin Powder - 1 Tspn
Anaheim Pepper - 1 (mild pepper) chopped (If you want to replace it with any other pepper of your choice its fine just make sure you know which one is hot and mild)
Oil - 2 Tbspn

Method:
1. Wash and drain long grain white rice
2. Saute onions and garlic, when garlic becomes aromatic add rice and fry for about 3 to 4 minutes or until th rice crackles
3. Add the tomato paste diluted in about 4 Tbspn of broth and the cumin powder. Mix in. .
4. Pour the remaining broth and bring to a boil.  Reduce flame and cook on very low flame until all the water is dry.
5. Fluff the rice with a fork and serve

Contributor: Sunitha

35 comments:

  1. Delicious Spanish rice. love this one.

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  2. love spanish rice with refried beans.....bowl of heavenly goodness...pass me some...

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  3. Wow yummy spanish rice..lovely presentation.

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  4. love spanish rice, absolutely drooling over it :)

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  5. delicious spanish rice one of my favourites

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  6. I love and my sons fav..looks yumm pictures are beautiful asusual.

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  7. DELICIOUS...YUMMOOOO SPANISH RICE!!

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  8. Hey Sunitha..howz you? I love mexican/spanish food..very next thing that I can think of after Indian food..the other is Thai..

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  9. Looks so plain and tempting.....must be very tasty too...

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  10. i lov spanish food..this so delicious n easy!

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  11. Delicious rice..simple and perfect,will surely try this.

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  12. I like this rice, very flavorful and easy to make.

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  13. Hi Sunita

    How are you doing? Glad to be back. Your Spanish Rice in one word is Wonderful !! Great Recipe .
    `Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  14. thats a lovely recipe... make a little different spices but this rice looks delish.

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  15. This looks so inviting...simple and easy to cook...

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  16. This really looks and sounds fantastic!

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  17. Very catchy and fabulous looking rice, i have prepared them long back with some beans and capsicums.

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  18. delicious some similarities with arabic kabsa. thanks for sharing dear

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  19. Mildly spiced and delicious rice! Love your click too..

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  20. Spanish rice is one of my favorites! YUM!

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  21. Spanish rice is one of my favorites! YUM!

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  22. Lovely rice simple but makes perfect accompaniment to any curry dish.

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  23. Loving your version Sunitha, Spanish rice are my nee love! they just too gorgeous to eat :)

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