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Authentic Mexican Rice

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (10 oz) long grain rice
  • 1/4 onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup water (4 fluid ounces)
  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • 11/2 cups chopped carrots
  • 4 cups hot water
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 11/2 cups fresh or frozen corn kernels
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped cabbage
  1. Soak the rice in warm water for 5 minutes, rinse well and drain. Meanwhile, in a blender, pureé the onion and garlic in the cup of water and set aside.
  2. Heat 1/2 inch oil in a large skillet, add the rice and sauté, stirring lightly, until the grains separate and become translucent, about 5
    minutes. Pour off the excess oil.
  3. Add the carrots and stir for 2 minutes. Add the pureéd onion and garlic and stir for 2 minutes. Add the hot water and salt. When the water comes to a boil, add the corn and cabbage, stir, cover the skillet and cook over medium-low heat for 20-3- minutes or until the water is absorbed and the rice is tender.

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