Learn how to make fluffy mexican rice, just like you'd find in a Tex Mex restaurant. Soaking the rice first ensures fluffy rice grains.
|Long grain white rice||1 Cup (16 tbs) (dry)|
|Diced onion||1/2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Diced celery||1/2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Garlic||2 Clove (10 gm) , minced|
|Tomato paste||2 Tablespoon|
|Rich chicken broth||1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs)|
Put rice in a sieve and place sieve in a bowl with water enough to cover the rice. Let it to soak for 15 minutes.
Drain rice and keep it ready.
In a saucepan, heat oil and sauté onion, celery, garlic and bay leaves.
Add rice, tomato paste, chicken broth, salt and pepper one after the other. Stir well.
Cover with a lid and bring to boil. Reduce heat allow to simmer for 5-15 minutes.
Turn off heat and fluff with a fork.
Serve and enjoy!