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Veronica's Easy Spanish Rice
« on: January 27, 2008, 09:30:48 PM »
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1  cup uncooked rice 
1  medium onion, chopped (I like onions so I used a large one) 
2  tablespoons vegetable oil (I used olive oil) 
2 1/2  cups water 
1 (8  ounce) can tomato sauce 
1  small green bell pepper, chopped 
1 1/2  teaspoons salt 
3/4  teaspoon chili powder 
1/8  teaspoon garlic powder 

In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat.
Add rice and onion and cook (about 5-10 minutes) stirring occasionally, until rice is golden brown and onion is tender.
Stir in remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until rice is tender.
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Re: Veronica's Easy Spanish Rice
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2008, 09:33:45 PM »
Background: We've always made spanish rice from the can or from the pouch or box when we've had Mexican food. It seemed to me that spanish rice shouldn't be that hard to make so I went looking for a recipe.  This one looked easy and interesting so I made it tonight.  Personally, this one is a keeper!
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Re: Veronica's Easy Spanish Rice
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2008, 09:49:20 PM »
My favorite Spanish rice is very dry.  If you have every eaten at Martinez Restaurant on the north side of 80 right at 740, they have, in my expert opinion, the best rice ever.  Of course, it's Mexican rice, not Spanish.

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Re: Veronica's Easy Spanish Rice
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2008, 06:29:13 AM »
hey Carlos, does this recipe turn out dry, or sticky?  I like it dry, and haven't yet found a recipe I like.

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Re: Veronica's Easy Spanish Rice
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2008, 08:56:21 AM »
hey Carlos, does this recipe turn out dry, or sticky?  I like it dry, and haven't yet found a recipe I like.

To "dry out" your rice, saute it in a skillet over medium heat until it starts to firm.

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Re: Veronica's Easy Spanish Rice
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2008, 08:13:23 PM »
My favorite Spanish rice is very dry.  If you have every eaten at Martinez Restaurant on the north side of 80 right at 740, they have, in my expert opinion, the best rice ever.  Of course, it's Mexican rice, not Spanish.

Ever eaten at Martinez?  We should be offered part ownership we've been so many times!  :lmao:

It's a little dry, but it's okay. 
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Re: Veronica's Easy Spanish Rice
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2008, 08:16:50 PM »
hey Carlos, does this recipe turn out dry, or sticky?  I like it dry, and haven't yet found a recipe I like.

I'd say this was pretty moist and sticky.  We did use Japanese rice.  You could probably get the dry you want by experimenting with different rices, trying what Undies suggested, cooking a little longer, using less water - many ways. 
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Re: Veronica's Easy Spanish Rice
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2008, 09:32:17 PM »
My favorite Spanish rice is very dry.  If you have every eaten at Martinez Restaurant on the north side of 80 right at 740, they have, in my expert opinion, the best rice ever.  Of course, it's Mexican rice, not Spanish.

Ever eaten at Martinez?  We should be offered part ownership we've been so many times!  :lmao:

It's a little dry, but it's okay. 

I've been eating at Martinez since Toro (that's what I can "old man" Martinez) opened his first restaurant in 1989.  I think I deserve half-ownership.