Tuesday, April 2, 2013
My Hubby's Amazing Mexican Rice
My hubby makes the best Mexican rice EVER, well at least I think so! Okay, anyone who has ever had it thinks so. I mean look at it.... Isn't it beautiful? So how does one make this divine rice? Well like this of course:
Bring to a boil in a large pot (because everything is going to end up in there in the end.)
2 Cups water
2 Tomato bouillon with chicken flavor cubes
While that is coming up to a boil, blend in your
blender or food processor
1 Cup water
2/3 to a whole medium to large onion
a shake of garlic powder
a dime size of cumin
Now combine the items from the blender into you pot of water and bullion and keep boiling!
Coat a frying pan with vegetable oil and put in 2 Cups of rice (not minute rice). Keep stirring the rice which will "puff" and turn whiter. Once the rice plumps up and gets whiter, add it to your liquid and keep boiling till the water gets down close to the top of the rice. Then turn the temp down to low and cover. It takes about 15 minutes to finish.
We serve the rice "on the side" during Mexican night at our house. But personally I like to toast up a tortilla, spread some refriend beans on it, cover with a thin layer of cheese and finish with a layer of rice. Roll it up and it makes a meal. You can add in what ever you like, such as meat or tomatoes. Whatever you add, I promise, the rice will be the star!