Thursday, December 18, 2014

Homemade Spanish Rice




Its that time of year again where the stores are full of impatient children and parents are pulling their hair out.  I have a recipe for you today that is not something you think of when you think of Christmas.  However I feel it shouldn't be forgotten over the holiday season either.  Its quick and easy and affordable.  Add some chicken or beef to it and you have a filling meal that will feed an army, plus save you a few pennies and a lot of time.  Let's do this!

Ingredients:

1 Onion diced
2 chicken bullion cubes (if you are using beef use 2 beef bullion cubes)
4-6 cups of water depending on how much rice you are cooking
1 pat of butter
2 tablespoons of chili powder
2 tablespoons of taco seasoning (homemade or store bought its up to you)
2 1/2 cups of quick cooking rice, I used minute rice
1/8 of a teaspoon of Cayenne pepper, not for heat just for the flavor
1 can of diced tomatoes

Instructions:

In a medium stock pot or dutch oven, add in the butter and onions.  Cook the onions until you can see through them and they haven't started browning yet.  Next add in all the dry seasonings its ok you will want to whisk the seasonings into the butter and onions.  It will thick and pasty and that is what you are looking for.  From here add in the water, tomatoes and bullion cubes.  When the bullion cubes have disolved and the liquid come up to a boil, add in the rice.  Now just follow the instructions on the rice box.  Cover with a lid until all the liquid is abosorbed into the rice.  Serve with vegetables and either beef or chicken.  

There you have it, Hommade Spanish Rice.  I made this with some homemade beef burritos from left over roast beef.  Stay tuned for next week's recipe for that burrito.  So full of flavor yet so little time to make.

Live, Laugh and Love

Heather

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