Did You Know?

Did you know??
Although using avocados and bananas are all the buzz now to get soft and shiny hair, all it will get you is a messy kitchen and bathroom. These products are great to help your hair for one day, but the proteins in them are way too big for your hair to absorb. And unless you are going to use them each day (yikes!), then you should head to a beauty supply store and check out some Vegan products that use "hydrolyzed" proteins - proteins from avocados and bananas that actually are small enough to help your hair.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Mexican Rice


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A solid Mexican rice is the base of every good burrito and taco.  My concerns with going out to eat at most Mexican places is their use of chicken broth in their rice, even if they say they do not (why would they scare away business, right?).  I know, I just ruined your local burrito place that doesn't speak English-- sorry.  Anyways, I've got about 4-5 different types of rice that I make, depending on which style of burrito I'm in the mood for.  This one is a full-bodied, zesty rice that can go in the burrito and as a side.  Don't be afraid to mess around with this recipe to suit your tastebuds and/or the rest of the recipe (as shown above)-- as you can see I paired it with a Mayan Black Bean and Corn side.


3 tbsp vegetable oil
1 cup uncooked long-grain rice
1 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup tomato sauce
2 cups vegetable broth
1 tsp basil
1 1/2 tsp chicken seasoning
   
Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat and add rice.  

Stir rice constantly, until golden brown. While rice is cooking, add spices and seasonings.  

Stir in onions and cook for 3 minutes. 

Stir in tomato sauce and vegetable broth; bring to a boil. 

Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes. Fluff with a fork.

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