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Taco Rice
photo by Jennifer Johnson | The Coastal Table

Ingredients:
1 cup Delta Blues Rice
1/2 small onion, chopped
1 T. olive oil

2 cups water
1 tps Chicken Better than Bullion
1 T. butter
2 T. Amore Tomato Paste
1 to 1½ tsp. taco seasoning*
½ tsp. onion powder
3/4 tsp. cumin

*Taco Seasoning:
1 T. chili powder
¼ tsp garlic salt
¼ tsp onion powder
¼ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
¼ tsp dried oregano
½ tsp paprika
1½ tsp ground cumin
3/4 tsp sea salt
3/4 tsp coarse ground black pepper

Directions:
Heat olive oil in pot. Add onion, and saute until just translucent. Add rice, and saute for a few minutes. Do not brown rice grains. Combine all remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Stir again and cover. Reduce heat to low, and cook for about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and keep covered for 10 minutes. Fluff and serve plain or with your favorite toppings (lime juice, cilantro, chopped tomatoes, red onion, etc.).