In less then two weeks, we will be leaving Mexico City and heading back to Michigan. It is coming up so soon!! I will admit that I am having some mixed feelings about leaving, but I am excited to get back to the U.S. Since we are leaving shortly, I am trying to use up all the things in my pantry. No matter where we are living, I tend to overstock our pantry. I like to keep certain staples on hand. You’ll usually find dried beans, grains, lots of spices and dried chiles, and one of my favorite pantry staples: Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce. Those canned chipotle peppers, which you can find in most well-stocked grocery stores, can add a ton of flavor to a dish.
I decided to elevate basic white rice by adding in a chipotle pepper. The result was incredible. The smokiness and spiciness of the pepper took the white rice to a new level. Rather then dicing up the pepper, the whole chipotle pepper is added to the rice. Even though it’s left whole, it adds a ton of flavor and spiciness to the rice.
The best thing about this rice is that you don’t have to do much work to add tons of flavor into the rice. One simple pantry ingredient does all the work for you. How great is that?!
If you are looking for a new side dish for taco night, this is the one to try. If you do try this Chipotle White Rice, be sure to tag us on Instagram at #thymeandlove. I would love to see your photos!