Thursday, January 19, 2012

Spicy Jasmine Rice

Enchiladas, burritos, tacos - they just don't taste the same without rice. That's why, when I was making my Baked Chipotle Chimichangas, I knew I had to make rice to go alongside them.

And not just any rice, because, well, let's be honest - plain rice is nothing but bland and chewy without some flavor added to it. 

Spicy Jasmine Rice
Yields: 4 servings
-1 cup Jasmine rice
-1 1/2 cups water
-1 tbsp. butter
-Chili powder
-Dried parsley
-Salt and pepper, to taste

1.) Bring rice and water to a soft boil in a large saucepan; let simmer, covered, for 20 minutes, or until water is absorbed. Take pan off heat and let cool for 10 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
2.) Add butter and spices (to taste), then stir. Serve alongside Baked Chipotle Chimichangas

The butter and flavorful seasonings used in this dish really helped kick this otherwise plain-tasting rice up a few delicious notches. The fluffy, slightly sticky rice also complemented my smoky chimichangas beautifully. 

What ingredients or spices do you add to rice to give it some extra flavor?

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  1. I love adding Sriracha or a diced habanero to my rice for a little kick!

  2. I don't really make flavored rice, but this sounds delicious!

  3. If we're not having plain white rice for under stir-fry, I often make fried rice and use fried rice seasonings.