Arroz Pilaf

"When we cook Tex-Mex this recipe from Cheryl and Bill Jamison is the one we use. It is a fantastic side dish that has it's own wonderful flavor - one that complements and doesn't compete with grilled meats, burritos, stews, tacos....whatever we serve."
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  • In a medium saucepan, heat the oil (the Jamisons use peanut oil).
  • Saute the onion and garlic over medium heat until soft.
  • Add the rice, tomatoes, and chili powder; saute another couple of minutes, stirring to coat the rice with oil.
  • Pour in the stock, sprinkle with salt if desired, and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat, cover the pan, and simmer the rice for 15-18 minutes, until the liquid is absorbed.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and let the rice steam, covered for 5-10 minutes.
  • Serve with your favorite Tex-Mex dishes.
  • I have made this ahead for a dinner party and reheated it in the oven before serving.

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  1. This rice was SO delicious!! I will be making this rice dish many more times. Thanks you so much for posting.
  2. This was good and easy to make. I followed the recipe using olive oil and the chicken stock as that is what I had in the fridge. I also cut back on the salt to a 1/2 teaspoon. We all enjoyed this. Made for ZWT5.
  3. This was a very delicious rice dish. Definitely a fluffy rice. I used the peanut oil and about 3 garlic cloves. I chose to use the chicken stock. I really liked this recipe too cause it was real easy to get ready. DD and I really enjoyed this dish . Made it to go with Recipe #215029 Wonderful together. Thanks for the recipe. Made for ZWT5...
  4. Very very good and easy too!!! I added some garlic salt and pepper right at the end and topped with some cilantro and parsley. Made for ZWT 5.
  5. This had great flavor and was every bit light and fluffy, not some gummy goo. We had this with Baja style fish tacos and it was wonderful. Perfect! 5*+++++ Thank you.


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