Once the rice is cooked, turn off the heat and allow the Spanish Rice to rest for about 15 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 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.