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Old 06-08-2012, 09:31 AM   #11
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Spanish Rice

Spanish Rice

⅓ C Oil
1 C Rice, rinsed
1 Ea Small Onion, chopped
2-3 Cl Garlic, minced
1 tsp Oregano
1 tsp Chili Powder
1½ tsp Cumin
1½ tsp Salt
1½-2 C Chicken Broth
1 Can Diced Tomatoes w/Green Chilies

In a 3½-quart sauté pan over medium high heat, heat the oil and sauté the rice, onion and garlic until the onion has softened.

Stir in the oregano, chili powder and cumin and cook for another two or three minutes.

Add salt, chicken broth and tomatoes, stir one last time, bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Cook approximately 20-25 minutes and do not stir or open the lid.

The rice should be tender and all the liquid gone. If the rice still isn’t tender, add ¼ to ½ cup of broth around the edges of rice and don’t stir. Re-cover the skillet and let rice take up new liquid.
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Old 06-08-2012, 09:59 AM   #12
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A simple and delicious way to cook rice is to use 2 cups of rice, 4 cups of water and a package of onion soup mix instead of salt.
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Old 06-08-2012, 12:43 PM   #13
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Of course, it depends on the grain, whether it is a short or long variety ...

For example an arborio, a short grain from Lombardia, Italia used in Risottos works well with: Parmesano and Truffle Salt ... Or Lemon & Shrimp ...

A Valencian Paella short grain works well with saffron, shellfish, seafood and fish ...

A Long Grain is lovingly used in stuffed grape leaves in Greece, and is dill scented and prepared with pinenuts, fresh herbs and shrimp or ground lamb.

One can go on and on ... An aromatic long grain Basmati:
with Vindaloo Chicken ... or Tandoor prepared langoustines or chicken ...

Have nice wkend,
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Old 06-08-2012, 01:18 PM   #14
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Tomato Paella

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Tomato Paella

Tomato Paella - Video Library - The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/05/dining/05mini.html
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Old 06-08-2012, 06:05 PM   #15
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So many wonderful ideas here. I'm going to try them out and shuffle them with some side dishes. Thanks guy! :)
allez cuisine!!!
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Old 06-08-2012, 08:41 PM   #17
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Use broth instead of water, flavor it with what your family likes.. garlic, onions. Or toast the rice in a little butter before adding the liquid.
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