(Recipe found on food.com site here)
Step by Step Instructions:
Here is everything you will need create this super easy dish: small onion, salt and pepper, reduced sodium chicken broth, fresh parsley, small can of tomato paste, small can of green chiles, crushed red pepper garlic, butter, and long-grain white rice.
The first thing I did was prepare the rice. My rice cooker came with a measuring cup that you should use when measuring your rice. So I measured one cup of rice.
The rice cooker instructions say to rinse your rice. So I poured my measured rice in a bowl, added some water and stirred it around with my hand. You can see above how cloudy it is.
Then I drained the rice using a mesh strainer so that no rice would fall through the holes. I put the rice back in the bowl and poured in more water and repeated the process…
…until I was able to stir the rice and the water stayed clear as you can see above. Once it did this, I drained the rice and set it aside.
Next up, I cut a white onion in half and sliced it as you can see in the photo above and then cut through it to dice the onion into small pieces.
Then I took out my aggression on a clove of garlic by smashing it under a knife so that the peel came off easily. It felt good. 🙂
Then I minced the garlic.
That’s pretty much all the work you have to do. I put the rice, broth, onions, garlic, tomato paste, chiles, butter, salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper in the pot…
…stirred it, and then pushed “Cook.” Then I walked away and relaxed until the rice was nearly done. I chopped up a couple of tablespoons of parsley to top the rice when it was done, and then I patiently waited for the dish to finish cooking.
This is what the Mexican rice looked like when the rice cooker finished cooking. I stirred it up and immediately served it topped with a bit of parsley. If you have a rice cooker and are having a Mexican feast, then this rice recipe is a must! You will not regret it.
Rice Cooker Mexican Rice
1 cup long-grain rice
2 1/4 cups low sodium chicken broth
6 oz. can tomato paste
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup onion, diced small
1 garlic clove, minced
4 oz. can diced green chiles
1 dash pepper
1 dash red pepper flakes
cilantro or parsley, for color
Combine all ingredients in rice cooker.
Cook according to manufacturer instructions.
When cooking time finished let it sit uncovered for 3 minutes or so to thicken.
Stir before serving.