Spanish Rice – Serves 6
This beautiful yellow rice side dish recipe is versatile, but I love to eat it with Turmeric Arroz con Pollo (Spanish Chicken & Rice). Add some fresh chopped herbs or chopped Spanish Olives to take it up a notch. Bonus. Use leftovers the next day by adding meat or veggies from your fridge and make a fried rice main dish.
Ingredient List Rice:
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 cup onion, diced
- 1/2 cup carrots, diced
- 2 cups long grain rice
- 1/4 tsp ground turmeric
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3 1/2 cups broth or water
- 1 cup frozen peas, defrosted
Bring a medium size pot to medium high heat and add oil. When hot, add onions and carrots and cook ~ 4-5 minutes. Add rice, turmeric, and salt and stir to coat. Add broth or water.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low and cook ~ 20 minutes (or according to package instructions). Remove from heat and add peas (after rice is cooked) and keep rice covered to steam them ~ 8 minutes (this keeps their vibrant color). Remove lid and fluff rice before serving.
Add salt to taste. Happy Eating! Beckie
- Undercooked rice? Add a little more water and/or turn down the heat when cooking. Rice generally takes a 1:2 ratio (rice:water), but the more you increase the rice, the less the water ratio gets (so if cooking larger quantities you need less water).