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Cooking the Perfect Pot of Rice

Posted by on May. 22, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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Spanish rice is family favorite around here, so I make it often. When cooking rice, I prefer a sheet of tinfoil to cover the pot rather than a lid. I'm not sure why but, it's just the way I've always done it. It's the way my mother did it, and I'm pretty sure it's the way my grandmother did it. I could be that we never had matching lids, but it worked in a pinch and for some reason I think it works better than a lid. It allows for just the perfect amount of steam to escape and it is easy to check in and see if you need to add more cooking liquid.


Here's what you need to make the perfect pot of Spanish rice:

3 cups of long grain rice

3 tablespoons of canola oil

1 small can of tomato sauce

8 oz can of chicken stock or broth

Season salt to taste

Garlic powder to taste

1 medium yellow onion quartered

In a deep pan, add your canola oil and brown the rice.

Once the rice is browned, add the can of tomato sauce.

Next add the can of broth and then fill the can half full of water and add that as well.

Add seasonings and stir.

Set quartered onions right into the pan.

Bring to a simmer and cover with tin foil allowing for just a little steam to escape while it cooks.

Check on rice frequently, adding more liquid if necessary.

Cook until tender and all water is absorbed.

Moms, what are your favorite uses for tin foil in the kitchen?

by on May. 22, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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Mrs.Pool2Be
by on May. 23, 2012 at 8:03 AM

We use foil for everything.  I think we would be lost without it.  

LovesFredric
by Amanda on May. 23, 2012 at 8:03 AM
Great tips! Hmmm a foil cover!! I tend to shy away from cooking rice on the stove b/c I've screwed it up. Instead I use the microwave. This sounds delish!!
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powow65
by Kimmy the new cook on May. 23, 2012 at 8:09 AM

 that sounds major yummy!

proudmommy690
by on May. 23, 2012 at 8:30 AM
i hardly ever use tin foil lol..im not the cook.
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othermom
by Danelle on May. 23, 2012 at 8:51 AM

Great recipie. It sounds tasty

Madelaine
by Bronze Member on May. 23, 2012 at 9:58 AM

Everything!

Bmat
by Bronze Member on May. 23, 2012 at 10:05 AM
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Thank you for the recipe!   My favorite use for foil is to cover pans when I am baking, and to wrap cut onions to keep them from smelling in the refrigerator.

emilyrosenj
by Margaret on May. 23, 2012 at 10:26 AM

thanks for this tip, i have to make rice tonight to go with my baked beans!

Samanthamommy
by Member on May. 23, 2012 at 11:08 AM
Cool, thanks!!
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Godspitgrl
by on May. 23, 2012 at 11:08 AM
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Thank you for sharing sounds yummy. 

I think that its funny that there are times we do some silly but unique thing to us or our fanily with out being sure why when it is something as simple as not having a lid. 

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