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There are a few items that I can recall very clearly from childhood. The jar of face cream my grandmother used, my first baby doll that I wish I would have kept up with and that brown tinted jar with a green, red or brown top. You know Knorr. Growing up it was an ingredient that brought amazing flavor to all of my mom and grandmother’s dishes. It’s an absolute staple when it comes to home cooking in my house.
There are so many recipes that I add Knorr to but the recipe that is my go-to for a lot of meals is Mexican rice! It can be eaten alone or as a side and it brings back so many memories from growing up too. While the recipe I’m going to share isn’t accurately measured.. You gotta eye-ball it friends. 😉 I have to admit that there are times when my rice doesn’t come out right..
Here’s the recipe:
- 1 cup of white long grain rice
- 1/4 cup of tomato sauce
- 4 cups of water (2 cups at a time)
- 1/4 of an onion
- 1 tablespoon of canola oil
- 2 tablespoons of Knorr Beef flavor bouillon
- 1 tablespoon of minced garlic
- salt to taste
You begin by frying the rice. Add the 2 tablespoons of oil into a deep pan and begin the browning process. Once you notice the rice beginning to brown stir it around and add the onion. Once you see all the rice has browned but not burned add the garlic, tomato sauce and stir. Once you’ve stirred everything together add 2 cups of water cover. Reduce heat to medium-low and keep an eye on it to make sure the water doesn’t run out and the rice burns. Once you see the water reducing add the remaining 2 cups.
This is a crucial point in the rice cooking process as it could run or it could become water-logged. There’s times when my rice is amazing and then it’s just bad. It happens to everyone and I have my days. So keep an eye on it.
When it looks like this and there’s liquid in the pan cover and remove from heat. My grandfather actually gave me this tip. Let the rice finish cooking with the residual heat and steam. It’ll be perfectly fluffy and delicious. The art of making rice is that an art in my eyes, but the flavor is undoubtably perfect thanks to Knorr! You can actually use any of the Knorr bouillon powders. If you happen to be in the following cities on Saturday, July 9th head to your local Walmart between 11am and 4pm.
- El Paso
- Southern California
There will be lots of great recipes shared at the events so make sure to head out!