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Old 12-06-2017, 06:00 AM   #1
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Default Mexican Restaurant Style Rice

Pretty much nails the stuff you get at a typical Mexican restaurant.

Ingredients:
3 Cups White Rice
½ Cup Canola Oil (or vegetable)
1 medium – large onion, chopped finely
1 15 oz can tomato sauce
48oz Chicken Stock
1/2 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 – 2 tablespoons kosher salt
Optional: 1 can diced tomatoes or tomatoes & chilies, drained. Also cheese of your choice.

In medium pot, preheat on medium/medium high heat. Add oil, and then rice. Cook rice in oil until it turns slightly brown and puffs a bit, stirring on occasion (about 3-5 min). Add onion, and sweat it for a minute or two. Add everything else, increase heat to high, and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Once it hits a boil, drop heat to low and cover. Takes 25-30 minutes to finish. After about 20 min, remove lid briefly and stir to evenly distribute onions (and optional tomato’s/chilies). Recover until finished. Recover until finished. Garnish with cheese on the plate if desired.

Bag leftovers in freezer bags and freeze. Reheats well in a covered glass/Tupperware bowl. Add a bit of water, and microwave.
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No water?? Interesting. Love the stock idea...used it before with water tho.
Going to use this for next weeks taco tuesday...thank you!!
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I always use stock for rice. Gives it a good flavor. Herb-ox sodium free.
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No water?? Interesting. Love the stock idea...used it before with water tho.
Going to use this for next weeks taco tuesday...thank you!!
I'm sure it would work fine. You would probably need to dial up the salt just a bit. I just get organic stock for about $1.25 a carton at the local aldi/Lidl and keep it on hand all the time.

You can of course scale it down, but I hate storing partial containers of crap.
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If you start sodium free, you can jazz it up with some salt; however, if all of a sudden you start with too much salt, there's real no real way to dilute it out.
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Fresh crushed sea salt only..much better flavor..same with pepper.
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