Side: Oven Baked Spanish Rice

posted by Deborah 05-03-103 8:04 PM

Oven Baked Spanish Rice

2 cups long-grain rice
1/4 cup olive oil
1 cup sliced black olives
1 cup sliced green olives
1 medium onion, sliced
1 tablespoon cumin seed
1/2 cup tomato -- diced
1 tablespoon granulated chicken base
1/2 teaspoon salt (more to taste)
3 cups water

Preheat oven to 275.

Heat shortening in a heavy saucepan over medium heat. until . Add rice and cook, stirring frequently, 3-4 minutes or until rice begins to brown. Add onion and saute 2 minutes or until onion softens. Add cumin, tomato, chicken base, salt and water and stir well to dissolve chicken base. Bring to a boil. Add olives. Pour into a 2-quart casserole dish, cover tightly and bake 1 hour.

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