Spanish Rice

Master the art of delicious Spanish Rice. Follow this recipe and you’ll have perfect, tasty and soft Latin inspired flavored rice. Use homemade beef, chicken or vegetable broth to elevate the depth of the Spanish flavor profile. If you like rice that is fluffy tender and full of wonderful authentic tastes, this recipe is for you.

This recipe is for 3-4 servings. But if you have a large family like me; double the ingredients and keep cook time the same for a larger reward. Or put leftovers and meal preps in the fridge to save time for a busy week.

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Add oil to the non-stick pan (recommended). Turn up the heat to medium-high. Add chopped onions and cook for 2-3 minutes or until translucent.

Add rice and sauté for 3-4 minutes or until lightly toasted.

Add garlic and cook for 1 minute or until fragrant. 

Add chicken broth, salt, pepper, cumin, paprika, chili, & oregano.

Add tomato sauce and stir. Then, bring to a simmer.

Reduce the heat to low and cover with a lid.

Cook for 15 minutes (rice should be tender, not soggy and liquid should be fully absorbed).

Remove the pan from the heat source. Let rest with lid on for another 10 minutes. Remove lid and mix.

Season with salt to taste.

Garnish with chopped cilantro.

Enjoy!

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Spanish Rice

Tasty Spanish Rice that is fluffy, moist and full of authentic flavors.
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Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Hispanic, Mexican
Servings 6
Calories

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup white rice
  • 2 cups low- sodium chicken broth
  • ½ cup tomato sauce
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp spanish paprika
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • ½ onion chopped

Instructions
 

  • Add oil to the non-stick pan (recommended). Turn up the heat to medium-high. Add chopped onions and cook for 2-3 minutes or until translucent.
  • Add rice and sauté for 3-4 minutes or until lightly toasted. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute or until fragrant. Add chicken broth, salt, pepper, cumin, paprika, chili, oregano, tomato sauce and stir. Then, bring to a simmer.
  • Reduce the heat to low and cover with a lid. Cook for 15 minutes (rice should be tender, not soggy and liquid should be fully absorbed). Remove the pan from the heat source. Let rest with lid on for another 10 minutes. Remove lid and mix. Season with salt to taste.

Garnish with chopped cilantro. Serve and enjoy!

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    Instant Pot Refried Beans

    Simple and easy way to make Refried Beans that is delicious, tasty and good to the last bite. This affordable selection is perfect with your favorite Latin inspired dish. We enjoy these as a side item with our tacos and burritos. But make no mistake this is great as a dip on your favorite tortilla chip. This is also a great filler item to help stretch that budget. Full of flavor, textures and at a budget price, this is perfect for meal planning.

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    Press the sauté button on high.

    Add oil and wait for 30 seconds. Add chopped onions and cook for 2-3 minutes or until translucent. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Press the cancel button.

    Add dried beans

    Add broth, water, salt, pepper, oregano, chili, cumin, bay leaves and stir.

    Place the lid on. Pressure cook on high for 45 minutes, followed by a 30 minutes natural release . 

    Drain the beans and reserve the liquid.

    Return the beans to the pot. Pour about ½ cup of reserved liquid in with the beans. Use a hand held blender or potato masher, blend/smash until smooth or to your liking. If the refried beans are too thick add more reserved liquid.

    Serve as a dip or side dish. Enjoy!

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    Instant Pot Refried Bean

    Simple and easy way to make Refried Beans that is fun of natural flavors and textures.
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    Prep Time 5 mins
    Cook Time 45 mins
    Total Time 50 mins
    Course Appetizer, Dip, Side Dish
    Cuisine Hispanic, Mexican
    Calories

    Equipment

    • Pressure Cooker / Instant Pot

    Ingredients
      

    • 1 lb dry pinto beans about 2 cups
    • 4 cups low- sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth
    • 3 cups water
    • 2 tbsp cooking oil
    • 2 tsp ground cumin
    • 2 tsp dried oregano
    • 2 tsp chili powder
    • 1 tsp salt
    • ½ tsp pepper
    • 4 garlic cloves minced
    • 2 bay leaves
    • ½ onion chopped

    Instructions
     

    • Press the sauté button on high. Add oil and wait for 30 seconds. Add chopped onions and cook for 2-3 minutes or until translucent. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Press the cancel button.
    • Add dried beans, broth, water, salt, pepper, oregano, chili, cumin, bay leaves and stir.
    • Place the lid on. Pressure cook on high for 45 minutes, followed by a 30 minutes natural release . Follow the manufacture instructions for releasing the pressure. Remove the lid. 
    • Drain the beans and reserve the liquid. Return the beans to the pot. Pour about ½ cup of reserved liquid in with the beans. Use a hand held blender or potato masher, blend/smash until smooth or to your liking. If the refried beans are too thick add more reserved liquid.

    Serve as a dip or side dish. Enjoy!

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      Homemade Guacamole

      Deliciously filling avocado dip is bursting with satisfying fresh ingredients you will fill your mouth and your tummy as you scoop away the hunger one chip at a time. Best results are from using a fresh avocado that is not too firm or too soft. Just give it a gentle pulsing squeeze or two at the store before buying it and plan accordingly. If you can only find firm ones, you may should wait a day or two before planning to enjoy the dip. Once the avocado is ready you will be glad you waited as this dip is absolutely wonderful.

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      Peel, remove seed and dice the avocados. Place diced avocados in a bowl or pestle. Use a fork/mortar and mash the avocados until smooth.

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      Easy Homemade Guacamole

      Fast and ready party dip favorite.
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      Prep Time 5 mins
      Total Time 5 mins
      Course Appetizer, Snack
      Cuisine Hispanic, Mexican
      Servings 6
      Calories

      Ingredients
        

      • 2 ripe avocados
      • ¼ cup red onions minced
      • ¼ cup cilantro minced
      • 1 medium jalapeño deseed & minced
      • ½ tsp salt or more to taste
      • ¼ tsp pepper or more to taste
      • ½ lime juice only

      Instructions
       

      • Peel, remove seed and dice the avocados.
      • Place diced avocados in a bowl or pestle. Use a fork/mortar and mash the avocados until smooth.
      • Add minced jalapeños, minced cilantro, minced red onions, lime juice, salt, pepper and mix well.
      • Season with more salt, pepper, lime juice as needed. Garnish with sliced jalapeños, chopped cilantros & chopped tomatoes.

      Serve with chips, tacos, burritos, rice bowl or salad. Enjoy!

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        Pineapple Strawberry Salsa

        Pineapple Strawberry salsa is a naturally sweet mouthwatering dip that won’t last long once the first bite is taken. Change up the salsa selection at your next social gathering with this fresh made easy to follow recipe. My family knew something good was happening when I started chopping in the kitchen. The occasional teenager would circle closer and closer until it was feeding time. My husband sensed the activity in the kitchen and made his way to the frenzy to get his scoops in before it was significantly reduced or worse all gone. Joking aside, my family did love this recipe and I hope yours does too.

        Watch the video and follow the instructions below to have this exciting party favor at the ready. Your hands may get a bit sticky making this terrific seasonal salsa but it is well worth the effort. I love dicing up fresh fruit and having that fresh harvest feel as you create something fun and exciting. Like and share this or any of the recipes you may find interesting form my growing catalogue of menu selections. Thanks and see you again soon.

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        In a bowl: combine pineapples

        Jalapeños, red onions, cilantro, lime juice, & salt.

        Mix well.

        Just before serving (or eating) add strawberries and mix. Season with salt or lime juice to taste. Serve immediately or before the pineapples start to turn “red-ish” from the strawberries.

        Serve immediately!

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        Pineapple Strawberry Salsa

        Delicious seasonal salsa that is addictively sweet and drips with juicy excitement.
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        Prep Time 5 mins
        Total Time 5 mins
        Course Appetizer, Side Dish
        Cuisine Hispanic, Mexican
        Servings 4 cups
        Calories

        Ingredients
          

        • 2 cups fresh pineapples (very ripe) chopped
        • 1 ½ cups fresh strawberries (very ripe) cut into quarters
        • ¼ cup red onions minced
        • ¼ cup cilantro chopped
        • ½ tsp salt
        • ½ lime juice only
        • 1 jalapeño deseed & minced

        Instructions
         

        • In a bowl: combine pineapples, jalapeños, red onions, cilantro, lime juice, salt and mix well.
        • Just before serving (or eating) add strawberries and mix. Season with salt or lime juice to taste. Serve immediately or before the pineapples start to turn "red ish" from the strawberries.

        Serve with chips.

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          Pineapple Salsa

          This is a sweet, spiky salsa, that is used as a dip for chips or vegetables or as a garnish for roasted meat, fish or vegetables is so easy to make anyone should give it a try. A raw salsa bursting with chunks of satisfying fresh ingredients you will fill your chips and your tummy as you scoop away the hunger one chip at a time. Sticky delicious nectar dripping from your chips and your chin have never been so rewarding. Feel free to substitute with cantaloupe or watermelon and serve with any grilled main entree. Serve this salsa at poolside parties or with Sunday afternoon brunch and enjoy the simplicity of natures ready made treats. 

          Watch the video and follow the simple instruction s below to have this party favor in a bowl today. Plan each meal with the intent of creating something worthy of everyones time and satisfy their tastes in a filling comforting way as you browse my growing catalogue of menu selections. Please leave a comment and let us all know any tweaks you may have made to the recipe. Don’t forget to hit the subscribe button to stay up to date on all the latest eatfoodlicious publications. My entire family loves this recipe and yours will too.

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          Chop tomatoes..

          Remove and discard the pineapple core. Chop the pineapples and place in a bowl.

          Deseed the jalapeño’s and mince (transfer to the bowl).

          Chop cilantro, & red onions (transfer to the bowl)

          Serve & enjoy! Store leftovers in the refrigerator.

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          Pineapple Salsa

          Lucious Salsa that sparks summertime celebration with festive flavors, colors and seasonal selections, the entire family will enjoy this delicious recipe.
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          Prep Time 10 mins
          Total Time 10 mins
          Course Appetizer, Dip, Snack
          Cuisine Hispanic, Mexican
          Servings 3 cups
          Calories

          Ingredients
            

          • 1 ½ cup fresh pineapples (ripe) discard the core & chopped
          • cup cilantro chopped
          • ¼ cup red onions chopped
          • 2 roma tomatoes chopped
          • 1 lime juice only
          • 1 jalapeño deseeded & minced
          • ½ tsp salt
          • ¼ tsp black pepper

          Instructions
           

          • Remove and discard the pineapple core. Chop the pineapples and place in a bowl. Chop tomatoes, cilantro, & red onions (transfer to the bowl). Deseed the jalapeño's and mince (transfer to the bowl).
          • Combine all the ingredients together and mix well. Optional: season with salt & pepper to taste.

          Serve & enjoy! Store leftovers in the refrigerator.

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