Hey y’all! I am super excited to share with you today an amazing recipe that will transport you straight to Spain. Get ready for some authentic Spanish Rice with Rotel! This dish is bursting with flavors and will definitely satisfy your taste buds.
Authentic Spanish Rice Recipe with Rotel
First up, let’s take a look at the star of our dish – the ingredients:
- 1 cup of long-grain rice
- 1 can of Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 green bell pepper, diced
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1 teaspoon of cumin
- 1 teaspoon of paprika
- Salt and pepper to taste
Now that we have all our ingredients ready, let’s get cooking!
Start by heating the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic, and sauté until they become fragrant and slightly caramelized. Next, add the diced bell peppers and continue cooking until they become tender.
In the meantime, rinse the rice thoroughly under cold water to remove any excess starch. This will help achieve that perfect fluffy texture.
Once your veggies are cooked, add the rice to the skillet and stir it all together, ensuring that the rice is evenly coated with the flavors from the vegetables. Now, it’s time to add the Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies. This blend will add a delightful kick of spice to our dish!
Give everything a good mix, then season with cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper. These spices will infuse the rice with an incredible depth of flavor that will have you coming back for seconds!
Now, cover the skillet with a tight-fitting lid and reduce the heat to low. Let the rice simmer for about 20-25 minutes, or until all the liquid is absorbed and the rice is tender. It’s important not to lift the lid during this process, as it will disrupt the cooking and steaming of the rice.
Once the rice is perfectly cooked, remove the skillet from the heat and let it sit, covered, for an additional 5 minutes. This additional resting time will allow the flavors to meld together beautifully.
Get ready to be blown away by your homemade authentic Spanish Rice with Rotel! Serve it as a side dish to your favorite Mexican or Spanish-inspired main course, or enjoy it on its own as a satisfying and flavorful meal.
Now that you have this incredible recipe in your repertoire, invite your friends and family over, and delight them with a taste of Spain. Buen provecho!
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