The red rice can be considered as the simple version of the Mexican rice, since this rice is cooked without vegetables.
The magic in this recipe is to come out of the routine and change the rice color from white to red. The trick lies in preparing a kind of red salsa, in which the rice is cooked so the color change takes effect.
The beauty of this recipe is that the rice flavor becomes more concentrated, fresh and with slight sweet notes. Oh and of course that the red color makes it more appealing and appetizing.
Mix the saucepan ingredients and bring the salsa to a boil over high heat.
When the salsa boils reduce to low heat, cover the saucepan and leave the rice cooking for about 15 minutes, until the liquid has totally consumed.
Throughout this process don’t stir nor touch the rice because it will become a mess.
To verify that the rice is cooked stick the turner all the way into the bottom of the saucepan and drag the rice. If there is no more water in the bottom the rice is ready... if there is still water the rice needs more cooking.
When the cooking is done turn off the heat and leave the red rice resting for about 4 minutes, until the rice grains absorb the moisture and are loose.
Enjoy Your Red Rice
Tip: Put lime to this rice and you will see what is delicious.