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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Enchilada Sauce and Spanish Rice

I've had some requests for the homemade enchilada sauce I make.   I found the recipe and instructions here.  But to make it easy for everyone, here is what I have in my recipe box...

Enchilada Sauce
2 T vegetable oil
2 T flour
2 T chili powder
1/2 t ground cumin
1 8oz can tomato sauce
2 c water
1 t salt
1/4 t garlic pwd or granules

Heat oil in 2 qt saucepan; stir in flour and chili powder.  Cook for 1 minute.
Add remaining ingredients, bring to a boil and then simmer for 10 min.

Makes 3 cups sauce.

Here's a bonus recipe for you from one of my neighbors (he has been a chef for years).  And a special bonus - it's SUPER easy.

Spanish Rice - Ernie's version

For 2 cups of rice....

2 cups of water/enchilada sauce
1 cup rice

Put some enchilada sauce into your 2 cup measuring cup (amt depends on how strong a flavor you want in your rice).  Finish filling the measuring cup with water to 2 cups total liquid.  Pour into saucepan and bring to a boil.  Add 1 cup rice.  Stir rice.  Put on lid.  Lower temperature to simmer for 20 minutes.  Stir rice and let sit for 5 minutes.  Serve.  Yum!

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