Okay, now I imagine if you have been following the posts you think I have lost my marbles. In fact, this post is a tease of a post to come on Christmas Eve.
Each New Year’s Eve since Josh and I have been married, we have celebrated the occasion with fajitas (chicken and steak), beans, Spanish rice, and the rest of the fixins. This Spanish rice is a particular favorite of mine because it actually is easier than some of the “convenience” Spanish rice mixes I could name…and it tastes fresher.
So, no, I haven’t lost my mind. I first found this recipe (as I did with most of our New Year’s Eve inspiration) on the-site-formerly-known-as-Recipezaar (now called Food.com).
Isn’t it purdy?
Here is the recipe:
(Adapted from Food.com)
1 (15 ounce) can stewed tomatoes
1 1/2 cups water
1 chicken bouillon cube
1 1/2 cup rice
1 tablespoon butter
2 teaspoons chili powder
3/4 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cumin
In a medium nonstick saucepan, mash the tomatoes with a potato masher until the consistency of salsa. Add the remaining ingredients to the pot and stir to combine. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer until rice is done (about 25 minutes). Serve topped with cheese and sliced green onion, if desired.
And the printable for the binder:
Muffin does like this recipe (although he likes some of the other New Year’s Eve eats better). This recipe would also make a great side dish for a Christmas Eve celebration, too.
How do you celebrate New Year’s Eve?