One 10-ounce can diced tomatoes and green chiles, such as Rotel
1 teaspoon cumin (or more to taste)
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
6 to 8 cups low-sodium chicken broth (more if needed)
1 1/2 cups grated Cheddar
Fresh cilantro, chopped, for serving
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Heat the oil in a large dutch oven and add the garlic and onions. Cook, 3 to 4 minutes. Reduce the heat to low and add the rice. Stir constantly, making sure the rice doesn’t burn. Cook over low heat, about 3 minutes.
Next, add the whole tomatoes, diced tomatoes, cumin, salt, pepper, cayenne and turmeric. Stir to combine and let cook, about 2 minutes. Finally, add the chicken broth and stir the mixture together. Bring the mixture to a boil, and then reduce heat to low. Cover, and simmer until the rice is not quite done, 10 to 15 minutes.
Top with the cheese, and then bake with the lid off until the cheese is melted and the rice fully cooked, about 15 minutes. Serve with chopped cilantro.
Juice of 3 limes and zest of 2 limes (hold back juice of 1 lime for garnish)
Chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and onions and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Reduce the heat to low and add the rice and salt. Cook over a low heat for 3 minutes, stirring constantly to make sure the rice doesn’t burn. Add 2 cups of the broth and the juice and zest of 2 limes and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes or until the rice is done. Add more liquid as needed. The rice shouldn’t be sticky.
Just before serving, stir through the juice of 1 lime and lots of chopped cilantro.
This recipe is from Ree Drummond / The Pioneer Woman’s new holiday cookbook. It is on Food Network too but using canola oil instead. It is a great side dish for Cinco De Mayo, mexican night, or any night served alongside tacos, burritos, enchiladas, steak, chicken or anytime you need a great rice side dish. It has strong but fresh lime flavor so be advised. It is so good. Enjoy! ChefDLH
Heat the oil in a medium pan over medium high heat. Add the garlic and onions and stir around and cook until onions start to soften about 3 to 4 minutes. Reduce the heat to low and add the rice. Cook over a low heat for 2 minutes, stirring constantly to make sure the rice doesn’t burn. Add 2 cups of the broth and salt. Then add the juice and half the lime zest of 3 limes and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes or until the rice is done and tender. Stir it once or twice to keep it from sticking to the pot. Add more liquid if needed. The rice shouldn’t be sticky. Just before serving, sprinkle the rest of the lime zest. Stir to combine and serve.