Sunday, December 20, 2009

Mexican Rice

Mexican Rice
Ree Drummond

2 Tablespoons canola oil
½ whole large onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups long grain rice
1 (10 oz) can mild rotel
1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes
2 cups low sodium chicken broth (I use a whole can of Swanson's)
1 teaspoon cumin (more To taste)
1 teaspoon kosher salt
Fresh cilantro, chopped

Heat oil in a large skillet. Add onions, then cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Reduce heat to low and add rice and garlic. Stir constantly, making sure the rice doesn’t burn. Cook over low heat for 3 minutes. Add Ro-tel and tomatoes. Stir to combine and let cook for 2 minutes. Finally, add broth, cumin, and salt, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low (I leave it at 2.5), cover, and simmer for 15 additional minutes or until rice is done. Add more liquid as needed; rice shouldn’t be sticky. If the rice is still a little crunchy, turn off the heat and let it sit with the lid on for at least 5 more minutes.

Just before serving, sprinkle lots of freshly chopped cilantro over the top. Serve immediately.

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