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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      Authentic Cucumber Dill Tzatziki is mouthwateringly delicious, tasty and good to the last bite. This affordable and easy to make selection is perfect on any occasion.  Full of flavor, textures and at a budget price, this is perfect normal meal planning. Quick and tasty this recipe will drive everyone in the house to the table at neck break speed. I enjoyed this recipe and recommend you try it at least once to see for yourself how delicious it really is.

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      Peel the cucumber and cut into ¼” cubes. Sprinkle ½ tsp salt on it.

      Let it sit for 10-15 minutes, this helps remove excess water. Squeeze the cucumber to remove additional water.

      Place the drained cucumber, yogurt, grate garlic, lemon juice, chopped dill, salt & pepper in a medium sized bowl.

      Mix until well combined.

      Optional: garnish with olive oil, olives or fresh dill.

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      Cucumber Dill Tzatziki

      Authentic Cucumber Dill Tzatziki is mouthwateringly delicious.
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      Prep Time 10 mins
      Total Time 10 mins
      Course Appetizer, Condiment, Dip, Side Dish, Snack
      Cuisine Greek
      Servings 2 cups
      Calories

      Ingredients
        

      • 1 English cucumber
      • 1 cup plain greek yogurt
      • 2 tbsp chopped fresh dill
      • 2 tbsp lemon juice
      • ½ tsp salt
      • ¼ tsp black pepper
      • 1 garlic clove grated

      Instructions
       

      • Peel the cucumber and cut into ¼" cubes. Sprinkle ½ tsp salt on it. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes, this helps remove excess water. Squeeze the cucumber to remove additional water.
      • Place the drained cucumber, yogurt, grate garlic, lemon juice, chopped dill, salt & pepper in a medium sized bowl. Mix until well combined.

      Optional: garnish with olive oil, olives or fresh dill.

        Serve with pita chips, rice, salad, vegetables or sandwiches. Enjoy!

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          Quick & Easy Cucumber Kimchi is crunchy fun of flavor and just a bit spicy (turn up the heat if you dare). This is absolutely one of my favorite ways to enjoy Cucumbers. This is a great main entree or side salad. It is perfect for a light lunch with a small bowl of fresh rice. I love to sit and chat while snacking over a shared salad and this one adds some heat to the conversation.

          Watch the video and follow the instructions below to be on your way to a nice salad that is great on any occasion. Like and share this or any of the recipes you find interesting from my growing catalogue of menu selections. Don’t forget to hit the subscribe button to stay up to date on all the latest eatfoodlicious publications.

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          1 carrot peeled & julienne

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          Quick & Easy Cucumber Kimchi (10 minutes)

          Refreshing Cucumber Kimchi that is so delicious, everyone will love it.
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          Prep Time 10 mins
          Total Time 10 mins
          Course Side Dish
          Cuisine Asian, Korean
          Servings 6
          Calories

          Ingredients
            

          • 8 cucumber Persian
          • 2 tsp salt
          • 1 carrot peeled & julienne
          • ½ onion thinly sliced
          • 2 garlic cloves minced
          • ½ cup rice vinegar +/- adjust to your liking
          • 1 tbsp sesame oil
          • 2 tbsp ground gochugaru (Korean flakes) +/- adjust to your liking
          • 2 tsp fish sauce +/- adjust to your liking
          • 2 tsp granulated sugar +/- adjust to your liking

          Instructions
           

          • Rinse, clean, and chop the cucumbers into ½" thick. Place in a bowl. Add salt and mix. Let rest for 10 minutes (to help draw out / release excess water).
          • After the 10 minutes are up, rinse the cucumbers with water. Then firmly squeeze the cucumbers to remove any excess liquid. Then place them in a clean bowl.
          • Add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl of crushed cucumbers and mix thoroughly. Let sit for at least 10 minutes before eating. Place leftovers in a air tight jar and keep in the refrigerator.

          Serve & enjoy!

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            Slice the cucumbers.

            Mince the shallot.

            Slice the avocado in half. Remove the core and skin, then dice.

            In a large bowl: combine cucumbers, shallots, avocados, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, & olive oil.

            Mix everything together.

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