A classic Mexican side dish.
A classic Mexican side dish. Photo by Cook Kosher
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Member: ZipporahHeller
Prep time: 10 minutes
Level: Easy
Serving/Yields: 6-8 servings

Also called Spanish rice, possibly because the Spaniards introduced rice to Mexico. This rice dish has become a classic Mexican side dish. From "Mexican Kosher Cooking."

Ingredients:

2 Tbsp olive oil
1 onion, diced
2 small carrots, diced fine
½ red pepper, diced
½ green pepper, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp fresh chopped cilantro (chopped)
2 cup raw rice
1 Tbsp additional olive oil
1½ tsp salt
4 Tbsp tomato paste
3½ cup water

Preparation:

1. In a frying pan, over medium heat, add olive oil. Sauté onion, carrots, and peppers for two to three minutes until onions are translucent. Add garlic and sauté another minute. Add cilantro, rice, more olive oil, salt and tomato paste and stir well to coat the rice evenly.
2. Add 3½ cups water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 25 minutes.
3. If it doesn't look done (i.e., there is still water in the bottom of the pot) cook it for a few more minutes until all the water is gone. Do not stir it or it will become gummy.

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