Classic Mexican Rice

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READY IN: 1hr 45mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Covere the rice in hot water and set aside to soak for 15 minutes.
  • Rub the rice,squeezing it to extract the starch.Drain,discarding the water.
  • Rinse the rice in cold water,drain thoroughly ,and spread out on a cookie sheet or towel to dry for about one hour.
  • Smash the garlic with the back of a knife and work to a paste.Chop/dice all vegetables according to the sizes indicated.
  • Heat the oil in amedium pot over medium heat.Add the rice and fry,stirring constantly for about 2 minutes.Reduce the heat slightly ,add the garlic.and onion,and continue frying until the onion is tender,being carefull that it doesn't burn.
  • Add the tomatoes,including all of their juices and the carrots.Cook until the tomato begins to soften.
  • Add 1 cup of the broth,increase heat ,bringing to a simmer and cook,uncovered,until the broth is absorbed.
  • Add the remaining broth,salt to taste,and the peas.Simmer for 3-5 minutes,or until most of the broth is absorbed.
  • Cover,reduce the heat to low,and cook for 30 minutes.All of the liquid should now have been absorbed.
  • Stir in cilantro,if desired.Serve hot.
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