I have a million things to do today, so just a quick post!
I love Spanish rice, but I have yet to find a recipe that rivals any restaurant recipe. Its kind of like my quest for the perfect Alfredo recipe. They are my unicorns. : ) But I have to say, it is kind of fun to keep trying new recipes!
10" dutch oven
1 cup white rice
1/2 onion, chopped
1 can tomato sauce
1 large can diced tomatoes
1/2 can (4 oz.) green chilies
1-2 cups water
salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. cumin
Cook the rice and onion in a little oil until the rice is lightly browned. I used as many coals as I could fit under my DO. Add the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, chilies and water. Add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil and cover. Simmer over low heat for 20 minutes or until rice is tender, stirring occasionally. Remove enough coals that it stays at a steady simmer. I started with 1 cup of water but it wasn't enough so I had to add more. Just keep an eye on it when you stir it. Serves 4.
I went to upload the pic and realized I forgot to take one! Sorry!
The fam liked this version pretty well. This is one of the better Spanish rice recipes I've tried. I'll probably stick with this one until I find one I like more. It wasn't too spicy, and I'll add more green chilies next time. I like how easy it was. I had it simmering in just a few minutes. It would go great with any kind of Mexican or Tex-Mex meal. Grade: B.