Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Spanish Brown Rice

This dish is quick, easy and healthy.  Rice in Spain is like our baked potato in the states.  It is eaten a lot and just about everyone knows how to cook it.  The basic spanish rice recipe is to saute some onions and garlic in a saute pan with a little olive oil then add rice, saute a little bit more then add water and don't touch until done.  What is great about this recipe is that you use one pan and can add so many different ingredients to the basic technique.  In this recipe I have added the spanish soup from a couple of days ago and use brown rice instead of their normal short grain white rice.  If you want you could just add onion, peppers, mushrooms, shallots and at the very end some frozen peas, maybe a little saffron and cumin for example. Get creative and have fun with this simple technique.
Some of the comments I have received have said that my dishes are a little to intense in flavors and a little too spicy for people just after treatments.  So I would like to recommend to just omit the spices from the recipe.  The herbs and spices I mostly use are to combat cancer.

Spanish Brown Rice
by Jeff Harter
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 mins
Keywords: saute appetizer side entree low-carb low-sodium nut-free soy-free sugar-free vegan vegetarian brown rice Spanish

Quick and easy. This is the way spaniards prepare their rice and I have included the use of the Spanish Soup I prepared the other day. What is great about this technique is that after you have learned these simple steps you can get very creative.
Ingredients (serves 4)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 10 button mushrooms sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger minced
  • 1 tbsp curry paste
  • 2 cups brown rice
  • 2 cups spanish soup
  • 3 cups water
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • scallions sliced
  • In a large saute pan heat olive oil over medium heat for about 2 mins. Then add onion and saute for about 5 mins then add garlic and cook for another 5 mins then add curry paste and cook for 3 mins then add rice and cook for another five mins then add soup, water, salt and pepper and cook for about 30 mins or until rice is done.

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