|This is a my quick version of Yucatan red rice.|
1 diced onion
1tsp. minced garlic
1/4tsp. ground cumin
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.