Originally Posted by dragnlaw
LOL just goes to show you what I know!
I always thought Spanish Rice was regular rice with coloured peppers and maybe a bit of salsa like tomato, seasoning added!
Sort of... but the cooking technique matters, imo. The important part of to slightly brown the rice first. But, it's not hard to make from scratch and the cook time is the same as boxed. here's how I do it:
1 1⁄2 cups long grain white rice
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons butter or oil
1⁄4 cup onion, finely diced
4 ounces salsa fresca (or tomato sauce or finely diced tomatoes and peppers)
2 1⁄2 cups broth (chicken, veggie or even water)
1 teaspoon cumin
1 tablespoon chili powder
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
Brown the rice in butter or oil for several minutes.
Add garlic and onions and cook for a minute more.
Add all the rest of ingredients and cook, covered for about 15 minutes.
Remove lid and fluff rice and then recover off heat for a few more minutes.