Thursday, 4 September 2014

Wholesome Spanish Rice with Clams

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 I love my seafood and am always looking for new ways to enjoy them as a meal. These tasty mollusks or clams as they are known to most has always been something of fascination with me. They can be served in a shell or out and go well with just about anything, whether its rice, pasta or even mixed with some quinoa, my family introduced me to Goya seasoning along time ago and they are a great seasoning for most seafood dishes especially when you want a little zing.

I like to try to make nutritious and delicious meals quick if I can and this is a perfect meal for a weeknight or in my case two to three nights. I made sure to have my clams frozen and out of shell as well as my peas frozen. They are easy to thaw as you just run them in cold water and this only takes a few minutes. I find a large size wok is perfect for the meal and Uncle Ben's rice makes the meal even faster, don't forget the goya seasoning as it is a key ingredient for this dish.

Inspired by Goya

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Wholesome Spanish Rice with Clams Recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes  Cook Time: 20 minutes  Serves: 6

Seafood recipes

Ingredients
1 cup of uncle bens spanish style rice
1 cup of frozen green peas
2 cups of frozen clams no shell
4 cloves of garlic, chopped
2 tbsp of olive oil
2 tbsp of unsalted butter
2 tbsp of pimento paste
2 tbsp of lemon juice
1 tbsp of garlic powder
1 package of sazon goya powder
1/4 cup of water
1 tsp of salt

Directions:
1- Cook rice as per package instructions.
2- Run frozen peas and clams under cold water in mesh basket for 5 minutes or until no longer has ice.
3- Once rice is complete set aside for water to absorb.
4- In a large skillet or wok, heat olive oil on medium heat, add butter and melt.
5- Add pimento paste, garlic cloves, garlic powder, stir mixture for 30 seconds.
6- Add green peas and clams to skillet/wok and heat for 1 minute, stirring to mix.
7- Add goya powder and stir into mixture, then add lemon juice, water and salt. Heat for another 2 minutes, stirring constantly. mix rice in.
8- Enjoy !!!

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