Easy Flavored Rice | Easy Flavored Minute Rice

When it comes to spicing up a rice side dish or a delicious rice filling the possibilities are endless. 
how to make flavored riceIt really is a dish you can get creative with and coming up with the perfect flavor combo can be fun!

Today I'm going to tell you how I make a tasty filling that has a bit of a Mexican / Indian type of feel and it just works perfectly stuffed in a bean burrito.  

Now, this recipe calls for 2 cups of dry, uncooked Brown Minute Rice (which makes about 4+ cups, cooked).  So it's great for feeding the family, or even just having on hand for a few days and incorporating into other recipes.  
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Let's get started…

1/8 tsp Salt
1 tsp Chili Powder
1/4 tsp Ground Turmeric
2 Cups Dry, Uncooked Brown Minute Rice
1/2 Tbsp Earth Balance (or any butter, margarine that you prefer)
2 Cups + (about) 1/4 Cup Broth (I love Mushroom Broth for this, but any flavor works!)

*NOTE:  Every microwave is different (mine is about 10 years old haha) so cooking times will vary.

Add all ingredients into a glass (microwavable) bowl and stir to combine.
Cover bowl with one or 2 damp paper towels (this allows for proper heat distribution, cooking and no overflows). 
Microwave on high for 6 minutes.  After 6 minutes give rice a stir (and taste).  
If more time is needed, I find adding by 2 minutes works perfect.  Usually about 8 minutes total for 2 cups of brown rice.
You'll want to make sure most of the liquid has evaporated (but not so much that your rice is sticking to the bottom) and that your rice is soft, but not mushy.

Fluff with fork and allow to cool for about 10 minutes before serving.  You'll want any remaining liquid to get soaked up and rice to become nice and fluffy, but not starchy (so don't fluff or stir too much while piping hot).

This flavor rice makes a perfect addition to mix in with our Refried Beans

Enjoy!! smiley