I’ve tried to make Spanish rice a few times and have never been happy with the way it turns out (just so you know I have many recipe failures that never make it to this blog). I stumbled across this recipe from the Picky Palate and was drawn to how easy it looked.
I made a couple of modifications. I only used 2 Tbsp. of oil and substituted some already-cooked brown rice from Trader Joes for the white steamed rice. It was yummy and we’ve been adding it to our bean burritos but it could be used with a number of dishes.
Any of you making spanish rice at home? Any recipe secrets? Have a great weekend!
3 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 medium white onion, diced
4 Cloves fresh garlic, minced
2 Cups steamed white rice
1 small can of tomato sauce
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1. Heat oil into a large skillet over medium heat. Saute onion until softened. Add garlic; cook for 1 minute then add steamed rice. Stir to combine flavors then add tomato sauce, salt, pepper and cumin. Stir to combine. Keep on warm until serving. Can mixed in cooked shredded chicken, corn, black olives and cilantro for a main dish as well.