Sunday, July 5, 2009

Spanish Chicken Rice Recipe

Spanish Chicken Rice RecipeChicken rice recipe source: “”


Preparation times:
20 minutes

Cooking times:
30 minutes

Chicken Ingredients:
1 whole chicken, cut into parts and seasoned
Season for the chicken
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons of cumin
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons ground garlic cloves
2 tablespoons garlic salt
Season the chicken and let it marinade for 15 to 20 minutes

Rice Ingredients:
1 cup of small diced onions (yellow onions if possible)
1/2 cup of small diced green peppers (cuban cooking peppers if possible)
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1/4 cup of small diced red peppers
1 tablespoon of chicken base (may substitute for 5 1/2 cups of chicken stock)
2 tablespoons capers
1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 tablespoons paprika
Salt and pepper to taste
3 tablespoons cumin
4 cups of rice


Heat the vegetable oil, brown the chicken on each side (your not cooking, just sealing the juices in). Take the chicken out of the pot and place in bowl.

Remove 1/2 of the cooking oil. Add onion, peppers, cumin, paprika, cilantro, capers and season with salt and pepper (don't be afraid), cook for 2 minutes cleaning the bottom of the pan with your spoon. Taste the mixture and make sure its a little salty, you are gonna add a lot of water.

Add the rice and mix well, make sure all the rice gets that pretty yellow color.

Add water or stock enough to cover over 1/2 an inch over the rice, taste the water make sure it has good strong flavor, if not you may add more salt, pepper and cumin (try not to mix the rice after the water is added).
Add the chicken and make sure the rice is covered with water, if you need to add more water or stock. Raise the temp to med hi.

When the rice soaks up all the water, lower the temperature to low, mix the rice and create a dome in the center on the pot, cover and cook for 20 to 30 minutes.

Other chicken rice recipe:
Hainanese Chicken Rice Recipe

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