Rice, Rice baby
November 11, 2008 9:25 AM Subscribe
What's the secret to making delicious, restaurant-quality Mexican rice at home?
posted by wordsmith to food & drink (17 answers total) 37 users marked this as a favorite
Mexican restaurants have delicious, light, fluffy rice. How can I reproduce this at home? Often times my rice will come out bland or sticky or just not that great. But I can make Asian rices with no problem!
The kind I like is typically pink/orange in hue, short grain, and contains little more than just rice. I'm not looking for something with a bunch of vegetables in it. I want plain, simple rice and pairs well with beans. It should look similar to this
, and vegetarian friendly. I have a rice cooker
What's the best type of rice to use, and what spices should I include (and when)? I'd like to avoid buying pre-packaged rice packets with the spices included.