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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Simple Brown Rice

Brown Rice has become a staple in my house.  Coming from a Puerto Rican household..rice is an every week, maybe twice a week dish. But, I wanted to start eating healthier, and brown rice is so much better than white rice.

Recently, I started eating brown rice.  The first time I made it I was happy with it..but it was missing something.  The flavor I was looking for was not there.  I also wanted the rice to come out soft and fluffy and not hard and dry.

I came up with this recipe and it worked for me.  Adding the red peppers and the chicken bouillon made a big difference in the taste.  The cooking process took a little longer that regular white rice, but at the end it was worth it.  Now I'm making this rice at least once a week. 


 2 cups of brown rice
1/4 cup of chopped red peppers
2 tbsp of tomato paste
1/2 packet of chicken bouillon
1 1/2 cups of chicken broth
1 cup of water
1 tbsp of olive oil
salt to taste

In a saucepan on medium heat add the peppers, tomato paste, chicken bouillon, chicken broth, water, and olive oil.  When it starts to boil add the rice and salt to taste.

Cover and let cook for about 5 minutes.  Set to simmer and cook for an additional 30-40 minutes. Stirring again after 15 minutes. After that, DO NOT uncover the pot until the rice has already been cooking for at least 30 minutes. Check on rice, if it's still a little hard cook a little longer.  Enjoy!!

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