The Best Baked Rice and Beans – Food Wishes

The Best Baked Rice and Beans – Food Wishes


hello this is chef john from food wishes
comm with the best baked rice and beans that’s where i do to certain recent
worldwide events i begin a lot of requests for easy hearty recipes that
could be made using basic drying canned ingredients and this incredibly
delicious spanish-style baked rice and beans is all that and more way more
you’re also gonna see a fantastic and foolproof technique for making perfect
rice every time which is important for more than culinary reasons alright there
are just so many things we can’t control right now it feels good to work with
something we can so with that let’s go ahead get started by dumping some white
rice into a casserole dish and while this recipe is designed for pretty much
any long grain white rice I’m actually using a variety called basmati which if
you can find works especially well with this and then as far as seasonings go we
will add some salt as well as some freshly ground black pepper some ground
cumin some chili powder or if you want just some paprika will definitely also
want a little bit of cayenne or in my case a lot of cayenne and then last but
not least some dry oregano and then once all that’s in there we will pour in the
key to this whole operation about a quarter cup of olive oil and we’ll go
ahead and take a freakishly small wooden spoon and stir all that together and by
the way if you wanted you could also use melted butter here as it will have the
same effect or any liquefied fat for that matter okay so that’s up to you I
mean you are for all the princess grace of cooking while sheltering in place but
no matter what you use here the key is to keep stirring and mixing until every
single grain of rice is coated and as you’ll see later that’s what’s gonna
help us achieve such a beautiful texture so like I said we’ll go ahead and stir
that until those grains are thoroughly coated at which point we’ll move on to
the wet ingredients including a 16-ounce jar of your favorite tomato salsa and we
don’t need any fancy expensive brands here okay pretty much anything will work
and I think the one I used included some roasted green chilies although I’m not
really sure since I was kind of scared to look at the ingredients and then to
that we will add a couple cups of chicken broth which of course we will
use to rinse out whatever we transfer to our salsa in with so as not to waste
we will finish up with a couple cans of drained red kidney beans or of course
the canned beans of your choice all right pinto beans would be great as
would black beans and then what we’ll do once we have all that stirred together
and is equally distributed as possible let’s go ahead and cover this very very
very tightly with some heavy duty foil and if you’re gonna use the cheaper non
heavy duty foil make sure you use a few pieces and I know what some of you are
thinking in times like these shouldn’t we save that foil in case we have to
make hats no trust me those don’t work and one of the huge keys of this recipes
getting this covered nice and tightly otherwise too much of our liquid could
evaporate in the oven which by the way is our next stop so once that’s wrap
we’ll go ahead and transfer this into the center of a 350 degree oven for
about an hour and 10 minutes or until it looks like this actually hold on while I
unwrap this or until it looks like this and then what we’ll do once this is
unwrapped is perform the old fork and fluff where we take a fork and break all
this up by sort of going underneath and turning the rice over the top and then
breaking up the clumps and this maneuver is doing two very important things okay
it’s releasing a tremendous amount of heat so that our rice stops cooking but
it’s also breaking up large clumps of rice and to perfectly separated
individual grains and once that was done I went ahead and gave it a taste to see
how I did which reminds me of a tip once you unwrap this taste a little bit to
make sure the rice is cooked before you give the old old fork and fluff because
if it’s not you can always rewrap it and pop it back in the oven but I could tell
through experiences I was stirring mine it was fine so the texture was spot-on
and it was also perfectly seasoned and incredibly delicious so I move down to
final service and garnish with a little bit of chopped cilantro right just
because you’re in the middle of a pandemic does not mean you can forget
about presentation and by the way once all the parsley and rest of the herbs
are gone at the store there will always be a few bunches of cilantro left and
then once herbs I went in for another taste mostly so I could show off the
magic of coating that rice with the oil before we bake it okay because while
these grains where I still have a little bit of starchiness on the surface by
coating them in that fat rice is way less likely to stick
together and get all clumpy so I’ve always considered this one of the
easiest and most foolproof methods for making rice but anyway after eating out
of the dish for a little bit I decided to serve some up in a bowl and I went
ahead and garnish with some Monterey Jack cheese and a little dollop of sour
cream and a little more chopped cilantro and while this would obviously make an
incredible side dish serve like this it really does eat like a meal and one
really interesting thing about this recipe because we used a relatively
small amount of liquid for the amount of rice I think a little bit of moisture
has been pulled out of the bean and they seemed to take on a meteor taste and
texture and when I say meteor I’m referring to taste like meat and not
like one of those big rocks that hits the earth causing the next worldwide
situation but anyway that’s it what I’m calling and think is the best baked rice
and beans so simple so easy so delicious and the
kind of food that makes everything seem a little less scary so for all those
reasons and more I really do hope you give this a try soon so please follow
the links below for the ingredient amounts a principle written recipe and
much more info as usual and as always enjoy you you

Comments

(8 Comments)

  • qckalvin

    Chef, thank you for sharing. I made a half serving today, and loved it! I didn't have oregano to add thought. Later on, I wanted to warm some up for leftovers. Before placing it in the microwave, I sprinkled Mexican style shredded cheese. Let me just say, it was a beautiful thing.

  • Derek Tober

    This paella was alright, but I'd prefer some meteor mushrooms….
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    Oh S*#!!

  • Maha m m

    كل الشكر لحضرتك .

  • 916simone

    Will be making this this week, next week and the week after. Awesome recipie thanks.

  • Julio R.

    Spanisch-style baked rice? If you think that the recipe you did has something to do with Spanish Cousine you have no idea what you are talking about dude.

  • justin423

    hmmm. Using bacon fat instead: salt and fat in one.

  • rizka faulina

    I have been following you since I was in the very first year of university and now it has been 7 years since I graduated and still love your channel.
    Keep doing the good job chef!! 🌹🌹🌹

  • H P

    How to cook this in a pressure cooker instead of the oven cuz I don't own one..

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