Sorry I forgot to post this yesterday. When I began to look in the fridge to see what leftovers we had for dinner last night, I saw the leftover rice. IT was still very good. Isn’t it amazing that when you heat leftovers in the microwave they seem to taste better than warming food up in pans? Is it because we don’t have to wash so many dishes that it just makes it taste better? Anyway, we were both so pleased and enjoyed this rice so much, I decided that instead of buying The Rice a Roni or other brands of Spanish Rice, I am just going to make this from now on. Plus I still have about 25 lbs of rice left over from when we were ordering groceries instead of going to the store. Everytime I ordered pasta, the store seemed to be out and they substituted with rice. So if anyone is getting married and needs some rice to be thrown, I’m your girl. I will give it to you free OR…your wedding present from me will be a lifetime supply of rice pilaf, Spanish Rice, Rice&Broccoli or chicken & rice soup. Your choice…anyway, back to the recipe.
1 cup of uncooked rice
2 teas oil
2/3 cup of Stilwell Seasoning blend (found in the frozen section of veggies. It is a combination of celery, green bell pepper and chopped onion) I use this all the time in things like this that need a little of the added veggie blend but don’t want to take the time to chop up all 3 of these)
2 1/2 cups broth. *I used half chicken broth and liquid from processing a can of Rotel Roasted tomatoes with green chilies. Pour the processed tomatoes (I just used my Bullit to process them) into a measuring cup. Add chicken broth to this to equal 2 1/2 cups.
1 teas garlic powder or 2 squares of frozen garlic cloves that you get from Trader Joes or Walmart…i simply love these. So easy to use.
2 teas Adobe Seasoning from Pensky’s Spices
1 teas dried parsley
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 teas oregano
In a skillet (which has a tight fitting lid), add the oil. Heat and add the rice and the veggie blend to the oil. Cook over medium heat until rice begins to lightly turn golden and the onion, bell pepper and celery are well thawed. Add the liquid and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Then turn heat to low and put lid on. Cook for 20-22 minutes or until rice is done. If you need to add more broth to get the rice done, add about 1/4 cup. Remove lid when rice is done and fluff with a fork.