Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Chicken with Mexican Rice

Since Patrick is out of town I'm making as many tomato infested recipes as possible. LOL This is a recipe my Grandmother taught me. I like it best with short grain rice, but I can't find it here.

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1 cup rice
1 small can tomato sauce or chopped tomatoes
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 cups chicken broth (or water)
1/4 onion chopped
2 garlic cloves
2 pinches of cumin seed
Salt to taste
4-6 pieces of chicken

Cook chicken as desired (only cook half way cause you will add to rice later)
Add oil to large frying pan and bring to med heat
Add rice and onion. Fry rice until golden brown.
In a mortal & pestal mash garlic & cumin seed (you can use powders and add later, but it tastes better this way)
Add the garlic & cumin to the rice and onion. Stir for about 30 seconds.
Stir in tomato sauce and cook for about a minute
Now you will want to add the chicken broth. Cover with broth until rice is completly covered.
Add salt a little at a time and test it to your liking.
Place the chicken pieces into the rice and cover.
Put on simmer and cook for about 20 minutes or until all of the broth has evaporated.


Ashley said...

Does Patrick not like tomatoes? My husband hates them so much that even if I remove a miss placed tomato, he can still taste that it was there and refuses to eat the food. How can someone not like them. I eat ripe ones like apples they are so yummy. I love summer for this very reason. Fresh tomatoes from the vine.

The Mommy Chef said...

Nicole this looks really good! And if you need short grain rice let me know,I will send a few boxes to you from the States!

Nicolasa said...

Patrick HATES cooked tomatoes. He'll eat them in salads or sandwiches, but when it comes to spaghetti sauce, lasagne, chili, etc. he won't eat it.

Amaya said...

Good for people to know.