long grain white rice
2 1/2 cups
hot sauce, to taste
2 -3 tablespoons
onion, chopped fine
jalapenos, seeded and chopped fine
garlic cloves, minced
- NOTE: This step is important as it removes the starch from the rice so it will not stick. --- Place rice in a fine mesh strainer and rinse under cold running water until water runs clear- about 1-2 minutes, stirring with your (clean) fingers or shaking rice around in the strainer. Shake afterwards also to remove excess water/moisture. Set aside.
- In a large measuring cup or bowl, whisk the broth and tomato paste (and hot sauce if using) to incorporate. Set aside.
- Heat grease/oil over medium high heat in a Dutch oven (or heavy pot). Add rice and stir until rice is translucent, about 3-5 minutes.
- Add the onion, jalapeno, and garlic. Saute' for 1-2 minutes until onion is translucent. Stir the broth/paste mixture into the rice. Increase heat to medium high, and bring to a boil.
- Once it begins to boil, give a final stir and reduce heat to low, cover pot and simmer 20 minutes.DO NOT REMOVE LID. Remove from heat and let sit for an additional 5 minutes STILL covered.
- Remove lid and stir, fluffing rice. NOTE: If you have little browned crispy rice at the bottom of the pan (not burnt), this is considered a delicacy in Mexico, so don't fight over it!