Thursday, November 19, 2009

Mexican Rice

I recently discovered a delicious recipe for Mexican rice that is quick and easy.  You can even use left-over rice. By taking cumin, and chili powder and combining it with a little tomato paste, you can flavor regular white rice to taste like the real mexican rice.


2 cups broth
1 cup rice
1 teaspoon Kosher salt
1-2 tspn ground Cumin (I usually go light with the cumin, you can always add more later)
1-2 tspn Chili Powder (I usually add more chili powder than the other seasonings)
dash ground Cayenne Pepper
1-2 Tbs of tomato paste


To make your rice, add 2 cups broth to a saucepan and bring to a boil.  Add 1 cup regular long grain rice and salt.  Bring to a boil then reduce to Med-low and cover and simmer until tender. This may take about 15 minutes or so. Stir often so it doesn’t stick to bottom of pan.

Add the tomato paste and seasonings and mix until combined.  You may need to adjust your seasonings to taste.  Serve with refried beans.

If you have left-over rice, just add the tomato paste and seasonings after you heat your rice up and serve.

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