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Ever wondered how to get that perfect consistency of spanish rice that's served in restaurants? Here's the secret...

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Servings: 8


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  1. Heat the olive oil in large sauce pan.
  2. Saute uncooked rice, garlic, and onion in the heated oil. Stir frequently and do not allow to burn.
  3. When rice begins to brown, add water and cilantro and quickly bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat to a low simmer, cover, and cook for 15 minutes.
  5. Allow rice to sit for an additional 5 minutes.
  6. Fluff with a fork and serve.
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 188g
Recipe makes 8 servings
Calories 202  
Calories from Fat 32 16%
Total Fat 3.69g 5%
Saturated Fat 0.55g 2%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 8mg 0%
Potassium 65mg 2%
Total Carbs 37.71g 10%
Dietary Fiber 0.7g 2%
Sugars 0.26g 0%
Protein 3.41g 5%



  • Arturo Féliz-Camilo
    June 14, 2012
    Sounds yummy!
    I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
    1 reply
    • Wendi Taylor
      June 15, 2012
      Thanks. Try it out, and let me know how it goes. It does take a little practice to get the water and timing *exactly* right as even minor variations in the pan, the length of time you saute the rice, etc. will change the time it takes to fully cook. I'm just now getting the hang of it and I've been trying to learn how to cook rice for years LOL. But the secret to delicious rice is to work on that timing, and then you can *leave it alone* while it's cooking. If you have to lift the lid to take a peak... whatever you do, don't stir it. :-)
    • diane gaba
      January 26, 2014
      looks good
      I've cooked/tasted this recipe!

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