Spanish Rice - Microwave

Jan/99 Recipe of the Month is a healthy low-fat microwave Spanish Rice using tofu as a substitute for the meat.


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      Title: Garvick's Healthy Spanish Rice by Microwave
 Categories: Spanish Rice, Rice, Microwave
      Yield: 1 servings
-------------------MEAT SUBSTITUTE----------------
         4 ea cloves garlic, minced
        10 oz tofu*
         1 T  oil
         1 T  soya sauce
         6 oz hot water
         2 T  bouillon, chicken or beef soup mix
       1/2 t  cumin seed
       1/2 t  oregano
       1/2 t  chili powder
         1 c  tomato sauce
------------------ MAIN INGREDIENTS---------------
         2 c  water
         3 ea garlic cloves, crushed
         1 ea small onion, diced
         1 c  mushrooms, fresh, chopped
         1 ea carrots, peeled, chopped
         1 ea celery stalks, chopped
         2 T  bouillon, chicken or beef soup mix
       1/2 t  poultry seasoning
       1/2 t  salt
       1/2 t  minced onion
         1 t  minced fresh parsley
       1/4 t  chili flakes, crushed (**OPTIONAL)
         1 T  butter, melted
       1/4 c  soya bacon bits
         1 c  rice, long grain brown
  * Frozen and thawed, then cut into small chunks.
 ** Use if you want super hot rice.

Thaw out the frozen tofu. Press down and drain off as much water from
the tofu as possible (save 6 oz. of water from the tofu and boil it).
Cut up the tofu into smaller chunks and throw into a food processor.
Process till the tofu resembles small chunks (size depends on your
Mix the bouillon and soya sauce into the boiled tofu water.
In a skillet over medium heat, add the oil and then brown the garlic.
Add the tofu and fry for 2 minutes stirring constantly. Turn heat to
high and add bouillon water mixture. Stir constantly. Tofu will
absorb the water and flavours. Keep stirring and frying on high heat
till the majority of water is boiled off and the tofu starts
browning like ground beef would.
Stirring constantly, sprinkle in the cumin seed, oregano, and chili
powder, and finally, the tomato sauce. Remove from heat and cover.
Place 2 cups of water into a microwave-safe casserole dish. Bring to
boil (About 7 minutes on high). Stir in bouillon and spices. Add
tofu mixture, garlic, onion, mushrooms, celery, and carrots. Bring
to a boil again.
While waiting for water to boil, rinse rice in water till clean.
Add rice, soya bacon bits, and butter to dish and mix thoroughly.
Cover tightly and let stand for 5 minutes.
Turn microwave power to 30% and cook rice for 45 minutes. For a
drier rice cook longer. I sometimes cook for up to 70 minutes at
30% power to get a very dry rice.

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