Saturday, April 30, 2011

Easy Spanish Rice

Here is a super simple Spanish Rice recipe.  It, of course isn't truly Spanish rice, because of the cooking method.  It does save a step, though, and who doesn't want a little extra time in their day?

We use this with black beans for a meal, in burritos, or sometimes just by itself with a little cheese for lunch.

Simple Spanish Rice
1 Tbs. oil
1/2 large onion, chopped
1/2 green pepper, diced (or 1/2 cup frozen diced green pepper)
1 cup white rice (could use brown, but you'll have to cook it longer)
1 1/2 - 2 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. each oregano, cumin, garlic powder
1 cup tomato sauce or crushed tomatoes (8 oz)
2 cups water

Heat the oil.  Saute onion and pepper 1 minute.  Add rice and saute until slightly opaque.  Add in seasonings, sauce, and water.  Stir and bring to a boil.  Reduce the heat and cover.  Simmer 20 minutes.  Take off heat and leave it alone for 2-3 minutes.  Stir and serve.

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