Spanish Rice combines long grain rice with tomatoes, garlic, saffron and vegetables for a taste that’s a bit different from Mexican rice.
By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime
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Spanish Rice is my recipe of the day with the blogging group Sunday Funday. Each week we group up to post recipes on a common topic. This week, we are sharing recipes for rice.
For my offering, I am sharing a recipe for Spanish Rice, which is a variation on a variety of Mexican style rice side dishes. This type is flavored with saffron and tomato instead of an aromatic such as cumin. Plus it has a few vegetables to round it out as a type of pilaf.
This can be served with Mediterranean dishes, but its use is probably best served with Mexican foods.
I would recommend serving it with enchiladas or wet burritos. Which are some of my favorites. But it will go with pretty much anything. Even a simple American dish such as roast chicken.
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- 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
- 1 sweet onion chopped
- 2 tablespoons chopped garlic
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 10- ounces canned diced tomatoes with green chillies
- 12 ounces chicken broth
- 1/2 teaspoon saffron threads
- 1/4 cup sliced ripe black olives
- 1/4 cup frozen peas and carrots thawed
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- Saute onion and garlic in olive oil in a large saucepan until onion is soft.
- Add remaining ingredients and stir; bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until liquid has been absorbed.
- Remove from heat and place a clean dish towel between the lid and the pan and allow to sit undisturbed for 15 minutes or so.
- Remove lid and towel and fluff rice with fork.
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This looks so delicious!
This reminds me, I just used the last of my saffron….I need to get more and try this delicious recipe.
oOoOO! I love the color, it’s so inviting. It sounds great with any of those options, I do wanna try it with roast chicken.
Sue this Spanish rice is already on my menu for this week. Such a flavourful and easy rice dish. Thanks for sharing the recipe.