Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Spanish Rice in your rice cooker

We eat a lot of Spanish rice in our house. For the longest time we used the Rice-A-Roni variety, but I was craving more freshness. We make rice in our rice cooker all the time and so we started experimenting with adding flavors and came up with a Spanish rice that we love and is easy.
You will need:
rice and water, according to your cooker's specifications the more rice you make the the less strong the flavors will be. You can always add more taco seasoning to compensate.
one tomato diced- or one can of diced tomatoes, drained.
2 tablespoons taco seasoning, you can use a store bought packet or make your own with the recipe found here.

Add your rice and water to your cooker (ours is two cups of water to every cup of rice, but follow your specifics cookers directions. I usually make two cups rice, so four cups of water) Add the diced tomato and the taco seasoning. Stir to make sure the taco seasoning is not in clumps anywhere. Set to cook and when it is done you will have delicious and easy Spanish rice.
How about you? Do you ever add extra ingredients to your rice cooker?
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