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I plan to video tape myself making Spanish rice. Until I do, here is the recipe and instructions. This is a little tricky to make, but WOW! You can feed more mouths on less money!!
I buy my rice at Sam's in the 25 pound sacks. I use EXTRA LONG GRAIN and buy the cheapest brand.
Now through the years, I have developed a FORMULA to make rice perfect each time.
You always add twice as much water as rice. Thus, you add 2 cups of water for each cup of rice.
In addition: For each cub of rice add one Tablespoon of oil.
And for every 2 cups of rice: add 1 flavor packet and 1 t salt.
Okay, It seems complicated, but it is very simple.
Here is a recipe for a family of four:
2 cups of rice
2 Tablespoon of oil
1 flavor packet
1 teaspoon salt
4 cups of water
(1 Tablespoon of minced onion)optional, but I usually add...
Use a non-stick 2 inch deep frying pan with a vented glass lid. (You can use a rice cooker, just add the flavor and salt packet to the water and dissolve it beforehand, and stir the oil in the rice beforehand).
Put the rice, salt, flavor packet, and oil in the pan. Using a wood or bamboo spoon, stir the rice on medium high to toast the rice.
When the rice is toasted, it will be brown on the tips and have a more translucent look to it. Then add the water. Stir it a few times. Cover the rice with the lid.
FROM THIS POINT ON: DO NOT STIR THE RICE!
Let it come to a boil. Let it boil for about 5 minutes, then turn the stove down to medium low. Let it cook for about 10 minutes. Check the rice and see if it is soft yet.
DO NOT STIR THE RICE.
If the rice is still hard and too dry, add 2-3 T of water dropping it in a circle over the rice. Put the lid back on. Set the stove to low and let the rice steam 5-10 minutes until soft.
The Sazon with Azafran is yellow and makes beautiful yellow rice. Even children who normally do not eat rice at home, come to my house and like the yellow rice.
The other favorings make orange rice and are yummy, too.
Mix flavorings for variety.
Sazón with Coriander and Annatto (Orange)
- Sazón with Azafrán (Yellow)
- Sazón with Tomato and Coriander (Green)
- Sazón with Garlic and Onion
- Sazón Natural and Complete or
- 1 T of Knorr Tomato Bouillon with Chicken Flavor
Also, for a more natural taste. Cut onion, bell pepper, and tomatoes. Cook them in the pan with the oil first. Add the rice. Toast it, then add water and cook.
The Spanish also add jalapeños, corn, black beans, red beans, peas, or mixed vegetables to their rice. If I am going to add a can of something, I add it when I add the water. As the rice cooks, the stuff will float to the top, but do not be tempted to stir it. Just wait till it is done. Then you can mix it up with a fork or spoon.
Today for the wedding, I will make 2 pans of rice, one orange and one yellow. I will triple the above recipe for each pan. Each pan will give enough rice for about 20 people.
I also, do not make rice each day. It keeps well in plastic bowls. Also, after it cools off, sometimes it is clumped together. Just take your fingers, or 2 forks and fluff it apart.
Casamiento (which means marriage) which is when you make rice, but when you add the liquid to the rice…instead of adding water or broth, you pour in the liquid from beans you have made as well as some of the beans.
How To Make Spanish Rice!
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