June 14, 2010

Recipe of the week -- Red Rice

Whohoo! This is my 25th recipe post. Pretty good I think since I only do one a week and this poor little blog is only 8 months old. I realized though as I looked back that I've done a lot of main dish type recipes. I think I need more desserts, but then who doesn't need more desserts? :o) Which is your favorite?

Today's recipe is for Red Rice. You know what I'm talking about, right? It's that stuff that comes along with the Mexican food that generally gets ignored. Poor, unimportant rice. :(

Now, I happen to like that rice. It makes a nice addition to the spicier Mexican fare. And rice is healthier, of course. (Don't disturb my delusion, please)

My hubby thinks that by itself, the rice is a little bland. I'll give him that, but like I said, it's nice to have the milder rice when eating spicy burritos or such. I suppose a little cayenne pepper would spice it up a bit if you wanted.

I just made this the other day and served it along side some really yummy cheese and chicken quesadillas. Lots and lots of sour cream and salsa too. Mmmmm.

Red Rice

1 small white onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tbls. tomato paste
1 cup uncooked white rice
1 3/4 cups chicken broth
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
Salt and Pepper to taste

In a medium saucepan, heat 2 tablespoons vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until onion begins to brown around the edges, about 6 minutes. Add tomato paste and stir to combine. Add rice, chicken broth and oregano; season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low, cover, and cook until liquid is absorbed, about 15 minutes. Remove pan from heat and let rice sit, covered, 5 minutes. Fluff with fork and serve.

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  1. Yum!! I'm a big fan of rice.

  2. Your recipe looks and sounds delicious - a great way to make rice more interesting!

  3. Looks delicious! I can't wait to try it out.

    New follower in the house here! Hope to hear back from you soon.

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner

  4. This looks delish! Have you done it with brown rice at all? :D

  5. Found your link on TTA!
    Looks like a great blog..I will be following!

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  7. I think this looks delish! Following you from TMTT! We're in ag, too. Stop by to check out our kid-friendly dairy ideas if you get a chance! :)

  8. Love your fiber posts! I'm a new follower and a farmgirl, too. I just did a fiber post myself last week! Looking forward to getting to know you! :)

  9. Found your link on Follow me back Tuesday. What an amazing recipe, can't wait to try it out :)

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  13. Hi there! I'm your newest follower from Follow Me Back Tuesday. Nice to meet you! :)

  14. I found you via FMBT and have become a follow. I LOVE!!! rice and this sound and looks EASY!!! THANKS!!! for the recipe come by and visit I also have some recipes to share.

  15. This looks really good! I'm visiting from Follow Me Back Tuesday. I signed up to be a new follower.

  16. Just stoppin' by from TTA to say hi and thanks for linking up to the party. I was really surprised to be the hostess today, I hope you found lots of new blogs and followers. Happy to be your newest follower!!!!

  17. That looks so good! Following from the Tag Along ... :)


  18. Sounds good- I'll definitely have to try this one!

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  19. Hi! Rice is a staple food in the house, cant live without it. great recipe!

    Im your newest follower! Nice to find some fellow foodie bloggers! Hope you could follow through, drop by and say hi!


  20. Come join me for What's On the Menu Wednesday. I would love to see you there.

  21. Looks good - congrats on recipe #25!!!



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