Spanish Rice

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Smoked paprika makes this rice side dish special.  It is versatile to serve with beef, chicken, pork and shrimp and can be turned into a quick main dish by adding black beans or chorizo sausage.

Spanish Rice

Serves

Servings: 
6
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Stand Time
5 min

Smoked paprika makes this rice side dish special.  It is versatile to serve with beef, chicken, pork and shrimp and can be turned into a quick main dish by adding black beans or chorizo sausage.

Ingredients

2 Tbsp. olive oil

1 1/2 cups uncooked medium or long grain rice

1 cup diced onion

1 tsp. minced garlic

5 Tbsp. Contadina® Tomato Paste

3 cups hot College Inn® Chicken Broth

2 tsp. sweet Spanish paprika (Pimentòn Ahumado) or regular paprika

3/4 tsp. dried oregano or 2 Tbsp. fresh oregano 

Directions
  1. Heat oil in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add rice, onion and garlic; cook 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Add tomato paste and cook about 1 to 2 minutes, stirring constantly, until paste browns slightly.
  2. Add hot broth, paprika and oregano. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low. Cover, and simmer 20 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes.
  4. Fluff with a fork and serve.

 

VARIATIONS: Prepare recipe as directed above, except:

  • Chorizo Spanish Rice:  Gently stir in 12 oz. thinly sliced dry cured chorizo sausage after the 5 minute stand time in Step 3. Let stand an additional 3 to 5 minutes before serving.
  • Black Bean Spanish Rice:   Gently stir in 1 can (15 oz.) black beans, rinsed and drained, after the 5 minute stand time in Step 3. Let stand an additional 3 to 5 minutes before serving.
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