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Get some white rice from the store, wash the amount you want to bake. By that I mean run water over it til the water is clear, it will be cloudy for a few rinses. After that cover the rice withwater about 1/2 inch over the top of the rice. Then add whatever you want, I use some chicken boullion cube and throw in onions, peppers, whatever to spice it up. Cover with tin foil and bake for about 45 min. or til the water is gone thoughout the rice. See if that helps any.

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There area ton of quick things you can do with rice...

Add some of those frozen mixed veggies and chicken stock then finish with some grated parm cheese...

A scoop of cream of mushroom soup...

Some salsa then colby jack cheese...

Broccoli and velveta...

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Authentic Mexican rice

1 cup quality white rice-Jasmine is good

1 1/2 cup water

1 large tomato

juice of one lime

dash of cumin and/or chili powder (easy does it)

salt and pepper

Blend tomatoes and water on blender till all the same consistency

Take a 2-3 quart pan and saute the rice for a couple minutes in olive oil sturring constantly

Add the tomato/water mixture and add to the rice, add the other ingredients and bring to a boil.

Reduce heat and put a paper bag over the top of the pan and put the pan lid on top of the paper bag. You want some weight on top of the bag, but not too much. Let simmer for 20 minutes. Don't lift bag at all!

When the timer is done, turn off the heat and let stand for another 20minutes. Take off the bag and stir with spoon. If the rice sticks together, put the bag back on until let sit some more until all the individual grains of rice are seperated, not sticking together.

You can serve this with fresh chopped cilantro on top, great with all mexican dishes; fajitas, burritos, tacos, etc.

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another good option that i tried the other night is to add curry powder, onion and cream of mushroom soup. then added browned chicken pieces and backed. mmmm good smile

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Do an internet search for "Mexican Red Beans and Rice". One of my favorite dishes. If the recipe doesn't have sour cream in it, it isn't an authentic Mexican dish.

Another thing. The recipe may not call for adding sausage, but I like to cut up some spicy Italian brats and add to the mix.

you'll love it.

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