I got to try Aunt Tia's Cuban rice from Kokopelli's kitchen. It was easy to make and tasted fabulous. This 9 oz. package serves generous amount of flavourful rice for 4 people and was ready in 1/2 hour.
The ingredients in the package were white rice, onion, red bell pepper, vegetable base, roasted garlic, chipotle chile powder, salt and a blend of Kokopelli's herbs and spices.
All the instructions were also on the label so it was a breeze to make it; everything is explained well and it would be easy even for the person making rice for the first time.
All I had to do was sauté the rice with 3 tbsp oil until it was opaque, then add 2 cups of water and the seasoning mixed in 2 tbsp hot water. Mixed all the ingredients, covered and cooked in low heat for 20 minutes. Switched the cooker off after 20 minutes, fluffed the rice with a fork and let it sit covered for 10 minutes before serving. The rice tasted fabulous on its own so there was no need for side dish at all.
The package also came with a recipe for Chicken adobo, if you wanted to make a side to go with the rice.
I liked the beautiful aroma of the rice when it was cooking. All the ingredients are natural, no preservative, no flavour enhancers, no MSG, low fat, and that everything was included in the package I didn't even add salt.
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