Quick Spanish Rice

by Apr 29th, 2010 // Dinner, Recipes

Quick Spanish Rice

Quick Spanish Rice

Now on to Part 2 of the rice and beans combo. This Spanish Rice Recipe is my first attempt at making a healthier version of Spanish Rice without a “flavor” packet. I figured it had to be relatively easy to do considering that Uncle Ben makes quick cooking brown rice. This took just about the same amount of time as those boxed “flavored” rices but is much tastier and far better for you and your kiddos.

Quick Spanish Rice Recipe

Prep Time: 10 mins  Cooking Time: 10 to 15 mins

Ingredients:
2 carrots (peeled and diced)
1 shallot (peeled and diced small)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup instant brown rice
1 3/4 cup vegetable broth
1 cup good salsa
salt and pepper to taste

Saute shallots in olive oil over medium heat until translucent. Pour in rice and stir to combine. Let cook for 2 minutes then add vegetable broth. Bring to a boil and add carrots. Reduce heat, cover and let simmer for 10 mins. Add salsa and stir to combine. Recover and cook for a few more minutes until all liquid is absorbed. Add salt and pepper to taste. Makes 4 servings.Quick Spanish Rice

Spanish rice is so nice.

3 Comments on “Quick Spanish Rice”

  1. 1.) Julia Perry
    April 30th, 2010

    Ole! We make a version of this but have not used the instant rice. Definitely going to try that next time! Looks great!

  2. 2.) gigi
    May 3rd, 2010

    o mailed this to my childhood girlfriend in ca. who if you can believe this doesn't have a computer! she
    adores black beans and rice so thaought this easy tasty looking meal would make her day. she flipped….

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