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The Unanticipated Cocktail Ingredient That Gives Rice A Boost Of Flavor
By Allison Lindsey
Rice typically has a neutral flavor enlivened by adding proteins, veggies, seasonings, sauces, and a bloody mary cocktail mixer if you're feeling adventurous.
Cooking rice in a liquid bloody mary mix is an easy and unexpected way to spice up an otherwise bland batch of rice with zesty and fiery flavors.
As the rice cooks, it will absorb the liquid from the bloody mary mix, which gives it a creamy and moist texture, as well as the flavors and seasonings in the mix.
The tomato juice in the mix will give the rice a balanced mix of tangy, sweet, and savory notes, and the Worcestershire sauce will give the rice a strong umami punch.
A bloody mary mix also has horseradish, which will give your rice a spicy dimension, and black pepper, which imparts your rice with a woody, aromatic twist.