NOTE: I spend my Wednesdays Unplugged from appointments. It's my day to stay home, enjoy cooking and welcome our kids and grandkids for dinner in the evening. We end our meal with quotes from the Norwegian 'Quote Cup' passed on to me from my grandmother. I share a quote and a recipe here each week, and sometimes some photos of family fun. I love trying new recipes…and love getting recipes you would like to share!
" The key to success is simple. Make people dream." ~ Gerard de Nerval
RECIPE OF THE WEEK
This week's recipe is pretty boring, but since this is becoming the repository for my favorite recipes I have to include this Mexican rice recipe based on a recipe from allrecipes.com… a delicious staple to add to any Mexican menu. Serves 8.
- 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 2 cups uncooked long-grain rice
- 2 teaspoons garlic salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 cup chopped onion (or 2 tablespoons instant minced onion)
- 1 cup tomato sauce (8 ounce can)
- 4 cups chicken broth
Heat oil in a large wok-style frypan over medium heat and add rice. Sprinkle with garlic salt and cumin. Cook, stirring constantly, until puffed and golden.
Stir in onions and cook until tender. If using instant onion, add with tomato sauce and chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes. Fluff with a fork and serve.