Spanish Rice

 
Spanish rice is a side dish staple of any Mexican meal. I love this family recipe because soft, overripe tomatoes are perfect to use. If you don’t have any vegetable stock on hand, no worries. You can use vegetable bouillon and water instead.

Spanish rice is a side dish staple of any Mexican meal. I love this family recipe because soft, overripe tomatoes are perfect to use. If you don’t have any vegetable stock on hand, no worries. You can use vegetable bouillon and water instead.

 
 

| Yield: 4 servings | Time: 35 minutes |

 
 

 
 

Ingredients

3 large tomatoes, quartered

1 medium onion, quartered

3 cloves of garlic, whole

3 cups of vegetable stock

1 cup long-grain rice

3 tablespoons olive oil

Salt to taste

1 bag of frozen peas and carrots (optional)


Preparation

  1. In a blender, add tomatoes, onion, garlic and vegetable stock. Blend until smooth and set aside.

  2. In a large saute pan, add oil on medium heat. Wait for oil to heat up and simmer, about 2 minutes.

  3. Add rice to the pan, stirring constantly to toast rice for 10 minutes or until rice is golden brown.

  4. Take the pan off the heat and add the tomato mixture slowly until the rice is fully covered. Put the pan back on the heat and cook on low undisturbed for 20-25 minutes or until rice has fully absorbed the tomato broth.

  5. If you are using frozen peas and carrots, add to rice, gently incorporating vegetables through the pan. Let sit for 2-3 minutes. Serve with your favorite Mexican entree.