Sep 21, 2012

Ranchero Rice Recipe - One Pot Dish

Ranchero Rice Recipe

If you want to have a fun and tasty, no-fuss breakfast, then this western style fried rice perfect for cowboys and cowgirls is definitely worth a try. The Star Ranchero Rice is a one-pot dish that's perfect for breakfast. It's reminiscent of Mexican spices, Jamaican patties, burritos and the Wild West cartoons I loved watching as a kid.

The dish has a little heat and a load of flavor that's not too strong for kids to handle. Featured previously on SM Master Chef's Cooking Marathon, I decided to give each recipe another chance at the limelight.

Ranchero Rice Recipe

Ranchero Rice Recipe
  • 1/4 kilo regular hotdogs, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper, chopped and seeded
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup red onions, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup ripe tomatoes, chopped and seeded
  • 1 cup long grain white rice
  • 2 tbsp cilantro, finely chopped
  • 2 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 1 pc siling labuyo (bird's eye chili) or any hot pepper of your choice
  • 1/2 cup sweet style tomato / pizza sauce
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tbsp paprika
  • 3 pcs medium eggs

Cooking Directions

  1. Pour oil in a standard rice cooker, heat through and saute onions, bell pepper and tomatoes. Slightly cook.
  2. Add sliced hotdogs and stir for a minute.
  3. Add rice, cilantro, siling labuyo and beef broth. Mix well and cover until rice is cooked through.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Transfer the rice mixture into an oven proof baking dish.
  6. Crack eggs over the rice and broil in oven or turbo until eggs are cooked.
  7. Serve hot and enjoy.