Pimiento Rice

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 8:00 AM, July 8, 2010

Aired July 8, 2010

Serves Serves 4
2 tablespoons EVOO - Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped or grated
1 1/2 cups long grain white rice
2 1/2 cups chicken stock
Salt and ground black pepper
2 4-ounce jars pimientos, drained and chopped
1/2 red onion, finely chopped

Place a medium pot over medium-high heat with 2 turns of the pan of EVOO, about 2 tablespoons. Add the garlic to the pan and cook until aromatic, about 1 minute. Add the rice to the pan and toss to coat. Add the chicken stock to the pot, season lightly with salt and pepper and bring up to a bubble. Reduce the heat to low, cover the pot and steam until all of the liquid has been absorbed, about 15 minutes.

When the rice is ready, fluff with a fork and stir in the pimientos and red onion. Serve warm or at room temperature alongside Argentinean Surf-and-Turf Skewers with Chimichurri.