Are you a fan of rice? We are big rice fans in my house. As far as my husband and I are concerned, there isn’t a dish or a way that rice doesn’t taste good. Everything from fried rice, traditional Mexican rice (aka Spanish rice), paella, steamed rice, and all sorts of side dish rice versions have graced our kitchen table.
How often do you eat rice at home, or in a restaurant? An Asian friend once commented that we eat rice like Asians do. I loved that, it was a very nice compliment.
Today I want to share with you the recipe for the rice you see pictured alongside this delicious, and tad spicy, chicken stew. The stew dish is “Mexican Deviled Chicken” and it’s a recipe I wrote for About.com. You can get that super easy recipe by clicking here. But before you go you’ll want to print out the recipe for the rice.
The rice is quite simple to prepare, but delectable in taste. The flavour comes from garlic and a Mexican herb called epazote (also know as Mexican-tea). If you’re not familiar you can read my guide here. You should be able to purchase it in the Mexican isle at your grocery store, if not it’s available on Amazon.com.
- You will need to use a good non-stick pan (with a lid) so that you can keep the oil amount low. Heat the oil and once hot add the rice; sauté it until it begins browning and releasing a nutty scent -- careful as it will burn quickly, stir often to prevent burning. Add the garlic and epazote leaves, sprinkle a little bit of salt over the rice, and stir until well combined, allow to cook for 2 minutes. Gently pour in the chicken broth — careful as it may splutter. Turn heat to medium-low, partly cover, and allow to simmer until the broth is absorbed and the rice is cooked through. Serve as a side dish to Mexican deviled chicken or dish of choice.
Get the Mexican Deviled Chicken, recipe by clicking here. You’ll be directed to About.com. Thanks!
If this recipe doesn’t appeal to you, perhaps these ones will. Enjoy!
(From the top left to right) Pandan Coconut Rice, Coconut Rice, Thai Curried Fried Rice with Fish, (2nd row l-r) Vegan Turmeric Rice, Red Thai Rice, Herb Pecan Spiced Rice, (3rd row l-r) Mexican Rice, Trinity Rice, Broccoli Rice. And not pictured: Italian Sausage Fried Brown Rice Recipe