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Vegan Dinner Side Dish
Mexican Rice
Organic Brown RiceBrown rice gives this Mexican Ricea great nutty flavor.

Ingredients
2 cups organic brown rice
5 cups cold water
1 can Muir Glen Fire Roasted Tomatoes
3 cloves garlic, peeled

2 shallots, diced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Tools
rice cooker

measuring cups

measuring spoons

Bamix Immersion Blender, Vitamix, or Blendtec Total Blender

can opener

wooden or plastic rice paddle

12 inch cast iron fry pan

GIR Get-It-Right silicone spatula


Preparation
Pan Toast The Rice
Preheat the skillet to medium heat and add the olive oil, coating the bottom of the pan.

Add the rice and stir the rice until it is totally coated with the shimmer of the olive oil coating each kernel.

Pan roast the rice until you see it turn golden brown and smell the fragrance of the rice... about 5 minutes.

Using the silicone spatula, scrape the toasted rice into the rice cooker.

Add the water and salt.

Fire Roasted Canned Tomatoes
Use a Bamix Immersion Blender, Vitamix, or Blendtec Total Blender to puree the canned tomatoes, shallots, and garlic cloves.
Place all the ingredients into the pulverizing machine of choice, BAMIX used in these photos.
Place all the ingredients into the pulverizing machine of choice, BAMIX used in these photos.

Pureed Mixture to Pour Over Rice in Rice Cooker
Pureed Mixture to Pour Over Rice in Rice Cooker

Pour the pureed tomatoes into the rice cooker with the water and salt and stir the contents with the silicone spatula or the rice paddle.

Close the rice cooker lid and turn it on.

Fluff The Cooked Mexican Rice
Once the rice cooker stops cooking and is in the warming state, open the lid and fluff the rice with the spatula again... making sure you've scraped the bottom.
Rich, Vibrant, Full Flavored Mexican Rice
Rich, Vibrant, Full Flavored Mexican Rice

Leave the rice cooker in the warming state until you are ready to serve.

Mexican Rice will last for 5 days in the refrigerator, or 2 months if frozen in an airtight container.

Mexican Rice Under Gringo Tamales, Avocado Slices, and Raw Cashew Sour Cream

Presentation
Serve Mexican Rice with Simply Mexican, The Beans, A Fast Mexican Burrito, or Gringo Tamales.


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