Saturday, June 23, 2012

Spanish Rice

Hope you enjoy this simple rice recipe that adds a nice twist to plain rice.

Recipe yields 4 servings

1 cup long grain white rice
1 onion (I had a red onion on hand that I used, but I think yellow would work best)
1 garlic clove
2 tbsp olive oil
2 cups chicken stock
2 tbsp tomato paste
1 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp salt

Heat olive oil in large skillet and brown rice. Finely chop onion and garlic and add to rice. Cook for about 4-6 minutes, until onions are soft.

In the meantime, add chicken stock to a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Add tomato paste, oregano and salt. Mix well until paste is well combined. Add rice mixture to broth and bring to a simmer. Lower heat and cook for 15-20 minutes. (You want the rice to be moist, do not wait until all liquid is removed or the rice will become very dry.) Let rice sit for 5 minutes to settle. Serve & enjoy!