Tuesday, June 3, 2014

FoodQT: Spanish Rice

Toasted rice

A simple dish, that can always be a little challenging to some, sometimes you mushy or hard rice. But, if timed correctly and you can follow the signs of boiling rice. You should be ok.

1 cup of white rice
2 tsp of oil
1 small tomato
1/2 onion
Salt and pepper
Garlic minced or powder
2 cups of chicken stock or chicken bouillon
1tsp of tomato sauce ( this is only used to tint rice a red color, if you want it, omit step. Add before grated veggies.)

Added veggies (corn and string beans cut) before roiling boil

1. Start by heating deep pan in med. High, add oil.

2. Add rice, stir until most of rice is coated in oil, turn down the heat just a little bit. Keep an eye on this step, it can easily burn. Rice should be lightly toasted.

3. Grate tomato and onion, add to rice. Stir around and cook for 1 minute.

4. Add garlic, give a stir. Then add chicken stock. Salt and pepper to taste.

5. Stir occasionally until rice comes to a roiling boil. Cover with lid and turn heat down to low. Cook for 13-15 minutes.
Turn off heat, take off burner. Let cool for 2-4 minutes, then fluff with fork.

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