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Spanish Rice

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This was really good – the rice was nice and dry and the flavors were terrific. You can substitute black beans for the chicken if preferred.

Ingredients:

1 T. minced garlic

1/2 c. red onion, chopped

1 c. bell pepper, diced

3 c. water

1 1/2 c. quick brown rice

1 c. cooked chicken, diced

1 c. tomato sauce

1 t. chili powder

1 t. cumin

Salt & pepper to taste

Shredded Mexican cheese

Pico de gallo

Optional garnishes: Cilantro & avocado

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400.

In an oven proof skillet, add some olive oil. Saute the onions and garlic until translucent but not burned.

Add the pepper and cook until the peppers are softened. Remove the vegetables and set aside.

Pour water and tomato sauce into the skillet. Bring it to a boil.

Add the rice, cover and simmer for about 15 minutes.

Return the pepper/onion mixture to the pan and mix well. Add the chicken and spices. Adjust the seasonings to taste.

Sprinkle the cheese on top.

Place in the oven for about 7 minutes (until the cheese melts).

Turn the oven to broil and broil until starting to brown (be careful not to burn it!).

Serve topped with pico de gallo.

Easy Spanish Rice

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The other day, my stomach was a little upset and I wanted something simple to eat. Plain rice is always so boring, so I decided to spice it up with some tomato sauce and it turned out pretty tasty.

Ingredients:

1 c white rice

1 1/2 c. chicken broth

1 c. marinara sauce

Directions:

Place all ingredients in a covered pot. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce the heat to low. Simmer slowly for 20 minutes.

Turn off the heat and let sit for 10 minutes.

Fluff with a fork and serve. The bottom may be a little crunchy – just like paella! Yummy!