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Spanish Rice

kc girl | May 3, 2004 12:00 PM

Posting on this board because I found the Spanish-style rice at a grocery store in Irvine, Orange County - Ralph's. Really good. Pre-made.

In the cold meat section, there was a package of ready-made Spanish rice in a thick plastic pouch. It was $2.25 a pound and the plastic package I bought was only $1.80 (packages vary). 10 portions per pound. I was really impressed with the flavor and moistness. And, for the price -- I couldn't do it myself as well for less.

It had the same ingredients that I see them putting in the rice at Aribba Mexican Grill, taking hours to infuse the tomatoes, onion, bell peppers and spices as they boil it down in a pot. No hot spices, just the mild Spanish-rice found as sides in places like El Torito.

I looked it up on the internet and did not see a site for the brand or the distribution company, so maybe it's only available at the Ralph's on Main and Harvard in Irvine. Who knows? Carne de Theresa Spanish-style rice distributed by T&J Sausage Co. in Anaheim.

This rice was a find! IMO. Restaurant quality and microwave heated in 2 to 3 minutes - it says the whole package takes only 4 minutes to heat. Life is more simple now.

Anyone had this before?
Other places to buy a pound of pre-made fresh Spanish rice?

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