Healthy Spanish Rice
Very flavorful. Goes well with either Spanish or Mexican food.
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1 cup uncooked long grain rice
1 sweet onion, chopped
10 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 (10 ounce) can Rotel tomatoes & chilies
1 (14 1/2 ounce) can chicken broth or 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can vegetable broth
1⁄2 teaspoon saffron thread
1⁄4 cup sliced black olives (may use sliced stuffed green olives as well)
1⁄4 cup frozen peas, thawed
1⁄2 teaspoon kosher salt
1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
Heat olive oil in a saucepan and add chopped onion and sliced garlic.
Cook until tender and lightly browned.
Add remaining ingredients, stirring well.
Bring mixture to a boil, then cover and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes or until all the liquid has been absorbed.
Remove from heat, and place a thick towel between the pan lid and pan.
Allow to sit undisturbed for 5-10 minutes.
Fluff with a fork and serve.
Total Time: 30 Mins
Prep: 10 Mins
Cook: 20 Mins
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