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Mexican-style Rice Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Denise Sypesteyn
Added: Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 cup long grain rice
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 ripe tomato
1 yellow onion
1 clove garlic
1/2 tsp chile powder
2 1/2 cups chicken stock
salt to taste

Directions:
Directions:
Place tomato, onion and garlic in blender and puree until smooth. Warm the oil in a saute pan and add chile powder and pinch of salt. Brown slightly, then add rice and saute for 5 minutes until rice begins to turn light brown in color and get a little crispy texture, being careful not to burn. Add pureed vegetables and cook 5 more minutes. Add chicken stock, lower heat, cover and simmer for 25 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4-6
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
45 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is the standard rice served with most Tex Mex cuisine. For a little gourmet flair, you can also try using tomatillos, which gives the rice a beautiful green color. You may have to adjust the spices slightly and don't use the chile powder.

 

 

 

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