Showing posts from August, 2011

Spanish Rice or Quinoa

I was tasked with providing a Latin side dish for dinner with friends a few weeks ago. I was having a hankering for Spanish rice, so I tried a new recipe! Risky, but it paid off! I researched about a dozen different recipes and smashed them together with my fingers crossed. Savory, spicy, sassy success . I have added a few more spices since that first attempt and am now ready to share the recipe in its perfected-to-my-personal-tastes state! Now, before I unveil this masterpiece, I must also encourage you to eat the leftovers with breakfast. Yes, breakfast. I made two over-easy runny eggs and served them with half cup of rice. Yum. Yum. I tried it without realizing that this is actually a common dish! My natural culinary brilliance knows no cultural barriers. Cough, cough... I'm kidding. Ingredients: 2 Tbs butter 1 medium onion, diced 2 tsp minced garlic cloves 3 cups uncooked white rice*** 2 cans chicken broth (14.5 ounces each) 1 cup water 1 10-ounce can