Monday, October 29, 2012

Easy Red Rice

This is a my quick version of Yucatan red rice.

1tsp. oil
1 diced onion
1tsp. minced garlic
1/4tsp. ground cumin
1/4tsp. oregano
1tsp. salt
1tsp ground annatto seed or achiote (This doesn't add flavor, but adds coloring)
1 chipotle in adobo sauce
10oz. can tomatoes with green chilies
1tsp. chicken bullion powder, or base
4cups instant rice
3cups boiling water

Heat the oil in a saucepan. Saute the onion, and garlic, until the onion is soft and beginning to caramelize. Cool.
In a blender, add the cooled onion mixture, and all other ingredients, except he rice and water. puree into a thin sauce.
In a 4quart pan. Heat the water to boiling, turn off the heat. Stir in the sauce and rice, cover and let stand 5-minutes. It's ready to serve.

1 comment:

  1. I was trying out red rice recipes too! Would love to know what you think about what I did here