Saturday, February 18, 2012

Cuban rice



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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46 comments:

  1. I absolutely adore Cuban food! Never made Cuban rice at home but sounds like something that should be on my bucket list. I could just imagine what all of those lovely flavors smelled like, yum! Thanks for sharing your review. =]

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  2. awsome..flavoured rice'aroma i feel here. gr8 recipe

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  3. Woooh! The name itself is giving birth to unrivaled flavors and aroma...thanks for that wonderful review; need to try this. :)

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  4. This sound delicious, it will make a change. Thanks Diane

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  5. awesome .....n flavorful rice dear....yummy..

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  6. I love Kokopelli's kitchen. I think this rice is amazing too!

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  7. sounds like a flavourful and delicious rice..

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  8. never had tasted this before...sounds so flavorful n yummy...thanks for sharing!
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  9. i haven't tried Cuban food yet.. sounds delicious..

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  10. That's wonderful! Such an easy way to enjoy Cuban rice!

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  11. this rice sounds so full of flavor. I have to see if I can find it in my area

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  12. Looks really nice.. day yet different!

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  13. Looks very good, shud try some soon..

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  14. this looks really nice.will tell my folks to try it out(they are in missisauga)

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  15. We eat lots of rice and I am always looking for new recipes. This certainly looks like a great possibility.

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  16. this is my first time hearing of cuban rice and it looks very yummy!

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  17. Looks like a wonderful, fragrant rice. :)

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  18. Cuban rice is a new discovery for me but sure after looking at the outcome, that is really nice. We need our urge of rice everyday so I gonna check out further on this product.

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  19. Un arroz muy rico y que bien presentado Besos

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  20. Cuban rice looks splendid and colourful..Yum.

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  21. Never had this before !! Looks so good and flavorful !!

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  22. Looks yummy,its good to try out something new at times.

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  23. That Cuban rice looks like it is exploding with flavor!

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  24. totally new one to me,yummilicious n flavorful!

    Erivum Puliyum

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  25. Flavorful and yummy rice..will surely try,thanks for sharing

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  26. new n very interesting recipe..n looks delicious,

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  27. I have never tried Cuban food....looks yummy and just the kind of rice I like...have to try this cuisine...

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  28. Looks really good and flavorful! Thanks for the recipe, can't wait to try them!

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  29. Cuban rice looks absolutely delicious!

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  30. Love Cuban rice - have never seen a product that helps you make it - but this is one comforting dish.

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  31. wow...its a tasty delight...great post..!
    Tasty Appetite

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  32. Wouldn't a trip to Cuba be perfect now!

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  33. This dish looks yummy...never tried this.. And thanks for visiting my space :)

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