Garden Preserved Steamed Spanish Rice
This is so simple and so special. I used some of my homecanned Tomato Sauce which has everything needed to give this dish that "Spanish Rice" flavor: onions, green peppers, zucchini, carrots, garlic, hot peppers. (NOTE: I have only made this with my homecanned sauce so I do not know if it would taste as authentic with store bought sauce - maybe using chunky salsa would work also).
This rice is steamed in the oven - plain oven-steamed rice is just as wonderful! (oven steamed rice will Not work with brown rice - I don't know why but it doesn't - I've tried).
1 cup Basmatti Rice Printable Recipe
1 1/2 cups Tomato Sauce (homecanned)
3/4 cup boiling water
1/2 teaspoon salt
An oven-proof Dish with a lid (I use a white pyrex dish that has a lid)
Heat the Tomato Sauce and then mix with the boiling water. Pour the Basmatti Rice (or plain white rice - NOT INSTANT RICE) into the oven-proof dish. Now pour the hot liquid on top of the rice and add the salt.
Cover the dish and bake in a Preheated 350 degree oven for 30 to 40 minutes.
For plain white steamed rice simply omit the tomato sauce and increase the boiling water to 2 cups - everything else is the same
Serve Immediately. ENJOY!!