Tuesday, February 15, 2011

My Spanish Rice

Grace asked about my Spanish rice recipe. As with everything else I cook, the recipe is pretty loose and I mess about with it considerably. But, it looks pretty much like this:

2 c brown rice
water as directed
1 can diced tomatoes, drained
1 can tomato paste
2-4 tsp chili powder
2-4 tsp paprika
2-4 tsp cumin
2-4 tsp garlic powder
salt to taste

Yeah, I know, that's pretty loose with the seasonings, but it really depends on how much "flavor" you want. Our kids lean towards not spicy, so I go easier than I would if it were just for adults. I usually go with the 2 tsps of each, and then adjust after tasting. And, don't overlook the cumin...it does make a difference in the overall taste.

Sometimes (if I have time) I will "brown" the rice in some olive oil before I add the water and other ingredients. Otherwise, just cook it the way you would usually cook your rice.

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