Spanish Rice

This Spanish rice recipe is well flavored with seasonings of sweet onion, garlic and jalapenos. You could make it a main course by adding cooked chicken, shrimp or beef.

3 tablespoons of olive oil

1 ½ cups short grain rice (such as Goya’s Arroz Valencia or Arborio)

1 medium sweet onion, sliced

1 small green bell pepper, sliced

14 oz can of diced tomatoes

2 cloves of garlic minced

2 small jalapenos, diced (seeds removed)

2 teaspoons of kosher salt

3 cups of chicken stock

3 tablespoons of fresh cilantro or parsley for garnish (optional)

Heat a large pan on medium high heat. Add the rice and brown for 3-4 minutes. Add the onion, green pepper, jalapenos, tomatoes and garlic. Sauté for another 2 minutes. Add the chicken stock and bring the mixture to a boil.

Reduce the heat to a simmer. Add the salt. Cover and let cook for 20-25 minutes or until almost dry. Stir in fresh cilantro or parsley if desired. Adjust seasonings if necessary.

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