Smoked Vegetarian Spanish Rice Recipe

The Smoked Vegetarian Spanish Rice Recipe is an easy to make rice recipe that is packed with flavors from the coal smoking method and the simple flavours of cumin and tomatoes. The Spanish Rice is made using fresh tomatoes, bell peppers, celery, corn, and green peas which adds to the deliciousness of this dish.  Basmati rice, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Onion, Green Chillies, Garlic, Green Bell Pepper (Capsicum), Tomatoes, Celery, Sweet corn, Green peas (Matar), Red Chilli powder, Cheddar cheese, Coal, Salt   1-1/2 cups Basmati rice , (or any long grained rice) 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 Onion , finely chopped 2 Green Chillies , finely chopped 4 cloves Garlic , finely chopped 1 Green Bell Pepper (Capsicum) , finely chopped 3 Tomatoes , finely chopped 2 Stalks Celery , finely chopped 1/4 cup Sweet corn , steamed 1/4 cup Green peas (Matar) , steamed 1/2 teaspoon Red Chilli powder 1/4 Cheddar cheese , shredded 1 Coal , for smoking Salt , to taste     15   30     To begin making the Smoked Vegetarian Spanish Rice Recipe, prep all the ingredients and keep ready.Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium heat; sauté the onions, garlic, green bell pepper, green chillies and celery until they are tender. Saute on low to medium heat so the onions and bell peppers becomes really soft.Once they are softened, add the tomatoes, salt, and chilli powder and saute until the tomatoes have become soft and mushy. Add the rice, corn, peas, salt and pepper and 2 cups of water. Turn the heat to high and bring the rice to a boil. Once it comes to a boil, turn the heat to low, cover the pan and simmer the rice until all the water is completely absorbed.  This would take about 15 minutes.Once the rice is cooked, turn off the heat and allow the Spanish Rice to rest for about 10 minutes. While the rice is resting, we will proceed to prepare the coal for the coal smoking method. Heat the piece of coal on gas flame until it becomes red hot.Once the coal is hot, place the coal in a steel or a glass cup. Place the cup in the center of the rice dish and press it down, so it rests in the casserole.Pour a teaspoon of ghee or oil over the hot coal. You will notice the  coal begins to smoke. Cover the pan immediately, to trap the smoke inside the casserole.The rice will get the smokes flavors as it rests in the smoke. After a couple of minutes, remove the cup of coal (the smoke would have died down).Stir the Spinach Rice well to combine all the flavors and ingredients after the cooking process and serve.Sprinkle or stir in the cheese to the Smoked Vegetarian Spanish Rice and serve hot along with Pineapple and Cheese Skewers Recipe or Paprika Chicken Skewers Recipe and No Bake White Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe.