Post # 1
Okay ladies… I’m going for it!
I AM going to make awesome spanish rice for dinner! EEK!
Any tips out there?..
Last time I tried (which was only once) I over cooked it and it wasn’t good =(
Anyhoo guess I just wanted some “rooting for you” support.. lol Cooking is still new to me and I haven’t had any kitchen disaters yet.. hoping I can keep the track record. lol
Post # 3
Good luck! I haven’t made Spanish rice but with plain rice I always try to remember…keep the lid on, low heat (you just want to see a handful of simmer bubbles) and don’t touch it till its done! I’m sure it will be delish!
Post # 4
Hmm. I’ve only made rice once or twice so I’m not much help…but I’m rooting for you!
Post # 5
I need the tips too i can never make it right even though FI’s mom has shown me ALOT of times But one thing she yells at me is to dont forget to put salt in it and rinse the rice….
Post # 6
YOU CAN DO IT!!!!
Sounds yum! Sorry – no tips for you – but it can only GET BETTER… right?!??! 🙂 🙂
Post # 7
oOoO rice is a big trouble for a lot of people.
I make rice different ways, but my fav way is to put some oil in a pot. Cut up onions and garlic and fry it for a few seconds. Then add the rice and stir it around for a bit. Make sure not to burn it. Then I add salsa and stir. Then I add water and bring it to a high boil and then lower it down to just enough to simmer. I leave it covered and don’t touch it. When it is done, I fluff it all up and leave it for a few minutes with the lid on.
Post # 8
Best tip ever: buy a rice cooker! I have never messed up rice with my ten dollar rice cooker. I make the best Spanish rice by throwing in a can of Mexican style diced tomatoes. Easy peasy!
Good luck with your rice endeavor!
Post # 9
@tranquility: That sounds yummy! Mine always comes out of a box or bag, so I can’t offer many tips. 🙂
Post # 10
Good luck! I cook almost every night, and I’m usually pretty good. However, I once tried to make my own chicken tenders, and they tastes like chicken rolled in biscuits. Not gross, but not what I was going for. I also tried to make French toast once (so easy!), and I messed up, and it somehow came out salty. My husband and I laugh now about my “biscuit tenders” and “salty French toast,” so when you mess up, just roll with it and try again next time.
As for rice, I usually just follow the directions on the box. Add rice, add water, boil, reduce to simmer for about 20 minutes. I’m a big fan of tasting things along the way to make sure they’re not overdone.
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Post # 12
Good luck! You can do it. I also just follow the directions on the box and it usually turns out well.
Post # 13
THANKS LADIES!!!!! Hopefully this time will go better than the last. lol
@MsJeep23 thanks! that’s what I did wrong last time… I checked on it! from what I hear that’s a no-no. lol
@Jo.lee hey.. that works! and much appreciated! =D
@MsPanda I lived with my mom in her “home for women” and we had girls that made it like it was nothing… and then me over there messing it up. lol
@oracle apparently when it comes to rice that’s not always true… I have a friend that as much as she can cook she ALWAYS botches the rice. lol
@tranquility THANKS!!! You made it sound so easy I feel better aleady! =D
Post # 14
@rachel_leigh I may have to look into that!
@mmbar @PitBulLover I had no idea that there were actally instructions on the box for spanish rice! As you can tell after I messed it up last time I haven’t tried again. lol
@Vonnegut1105 THANKS for the link!
Post # 15
I find that Spanish rice is much more forgiving then regular white rice. I have no idea why. Tranquility makes it pretty much the same way I do (I use canned tomatoes w/chiles instead of salsa). Big things: Don’t lift the lid. When it’s done (the back of the packaging will tell you how long to keep it simmering), fluff it with a fork, then put the lid back on and let it sit another few minutes.
And as with all cooking, practice makes perfect. Good luck!