Sunday, November 29, 2009

Basic Mexican Rice

Once again The Pioneer Woman saves the day!!
We invited the missionaries over for dinner a while back and made Tortilla Chicken Casserole. But, I knew that with their appetites, that would not be enough. So, I remembered seeing a basic rice recipe on PW's site and made it to supplement the dinner. It was a hit!

I used regular diced tomatoes instead of the Rotel cuz my kiddos DON'T DO SPICE. But, I wish I had used the Rotel because I think it would have had a little more flavor. And we don't do cilantro in our house.... I'm allergic. So, that got left off as well. In the end it was still very yummy!!!
  • 2 Tablespoons Canola Oil
  • ½ whole Large Onion, Chopped
  • 3 cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 2 cups Long Grain Rice
  • 1 can Rotel (10 Ounce)
  • 1 can Whole Tomatoes (14.5 Ounce)
  • 2 cups Low Sodium Chicken Broth (more If Needed)
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin (more To Taste)
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • Fresh Cilantro, Chopped

Preparation Instructions

Heat oil in a large skillet. Add onions and garlic, then cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Reduce heat to low and add rice and garlic. Stir constantly, making sure the rice doesn’t burn. Cook over low heat for 3 minutes. Add Ro-tel and tomatoes. Stir to combine and let cook for 2 minutes. Finally, add broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 10 to 15 additional minutes or until rice is done. Add more liquid as needed; rice shouldn’t be sticky.

Just before serving, sprinkle lots of freshly chopped cilantro over the top. Serve immediately.

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