Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Arroz por favor

One of the few foods I can decently make would have to be Spanish rice.  When my husband and I were first married and I was experimenting in the kitchen, this was one of the first recipes my mom gave me.  I've been making it ever since from memory.  It's a favorite in the Narcomey household and it would go well with these tasty treats.

1 cup long grain, white rice
2 cups chicken broth (or 2 cups water and a chicken bouillon cube
1 can Rotel (mild or original, depending on your tolerance to spiciness)
bell pepper
garlic salt
chili powder and ground turmeric (optional)
2 tbsp vegetable or coconut oil

Slice bell pepper and onion and saute in oil.  (I usually don't use a whole onion, but you could if you're an onion fanatic like my husband.)  We recently have been using coconut oil which tastes great too.

Add cup of rice and lightly brown it on medium heat.  More oil could be added.

Slowly add broth, Rotel, and desired spices.  It will be hot and steamy, so be careful adding the broth. 

Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.  I will usually let it boil for a few minutes before reducing the heat. It might make the rice a little fluffier...

Cover and reduce heat to low.  Cook for 15 minutes.  You could tilt the pan, with the lid still on, to see if any water collects at the side.  If there's water, keep cooking.  I'll usually turn off the rice and let it sit for a bit until we eat.

This picture is from a recipe online.  Every time I made the rice, I would forget to take a picture of the finished product, but this comes close. Enjoy!


  1. I'm going to try this! Thanks! Sherry

  2. YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. I am so excited to try this recipe I always fail at Spanish rice, this sounds great! Thanks for sharing

  4. I love rice dishes. They're a great economical way to eat...and are great for tossing in leftovers too. Thanks for visiting my blog!

  5. Seriously?! Its that easy?! Ive got to try this! I always use the stuff from the box.. ooops. Bad south Texan!

  6. omg! it looks so delicious! i really like spanish rice, homemade def beats the box stuff!