Simple Spanish Rice

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Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 7 servings
Recipe from Jamie Cooks It Up!

2 T butter
1/2 a green pepper, finely chopped
1/2 a yellow onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, chop them nice and fine
pinch red pepper flakes
salt and pepper
1 1/2 C white rice
3 C hot water
3 t beef bullion
2 T chopped cilantro (optional, but very tasty!)
1 T butter
salt and pepper
 
1. Heat up a large skillet and melt the 2 T butter. Throw those finely chopped veggies right on in. Season them with a bit of salt and pepper. Add your red pepper flakes....careful here. They can add a lot of heat with just a bit, so add with caution. Let the veggies cook over medium high heat until the onions start to wilt. This should take about 5 minutes.
2. Add your rice. Let it cook in until it gets nice and golden brown. About another 5 minutes. You'll want to stir it every minute or so, so it doesn't burn to the bottom of the pan.
3. Pour in your water and beef bullion. Stir it all around. Let the mixture come to a boil. Cover the pan and turn the heat to medium low. Let it simmer away for about 15 minutes, or until the liquid has all been soaked up and the rice is tender.
4. Add 1 more T of butter. Stir it around to incorporate. Taste it and add more salt and pepper as needed. 
5. If you have some cilantro, now is the time to chop it up and add it to the rice. Stir it all around and serve!
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