Try this sweet and savory cranberry sauce with a spicy kick blended with ancho chiles, broth and seasonings for a tasty new way to enjoy classic flavors.
In a saucepan, add about 1 cup chicken broth and Ancho chiles. Cover and cook over medium heat for 10 minutes, or until chiles are tender. Set aside and let cool.
In a blender, add Ancho chiles and broth where the chiles were soaked, 1 garlic clove, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and cranberry sauce. Blend until smooth. If needed add extra broth.
In a large saucepan, heat 2 tablespoons oil. Add remaining garlic, green onion, and salt. Sauté for 1 minute. Add rice and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, just until rice begins to turn golden. Add 3 ½ cups chicken broth and let simmer. Cover and cook over medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes, or until rice is cooked and liquid is absorbed. Fluff with a fork.
In a saucepan, heat remaining oil over medium heat. Add ancho-cranberry blended sauce. Cook over medium heat for 4 to 6 minutes, or until heated through.
Serve rice on a platter with leftover turkey on the side. Drizzle rice and turkey with ancho cranberry sauce. Serve extra sauce on the side.
Spice up your traditional cranberry sauce by creating a sauce blended with ancho chiles soaked in broth, garlic and salt. Just a few ingredients and you’ve got a tasty new sauce for your holday table.
This recipe is perfect if you’re looking for ways to increase the heat in your food or if you want to tone it down a notch, make sure to scoop out the seeds of the ancho chiles before blending in with the broth, garlic and salt.
Not sure what to pair it with? Simply use our aromatic Carolina® Jasmine Rice simmered in seasonings and broth for a flavorful yet simple side along with your turkey and other sides like a Green Bean Rice Casserole.
Use this sauce as a tasty addition to your meal table or if you can’t break free from the holiday tradition, use this recipe to repurpose your Thanksgiving leftovers into a whole new meal! Use up the leftover cranberry sauce to make sauce and pour over turkey and other rice sides.