Arroz Mexican RiceFrom oldgringo 6 years ago
- 2 tablespoons lard; * See Note shopping list
- 1-1/2 cups white long grain rice shopping list
- 1 minced garlic clove shopping list
- 1/2 cup minced onion shopping list
- 2 tablespoons minced Jalapénos chiles en escabèche shopping list
- 1/4 cup diced tomatoes shopping list
- 1/4 cup uncooked green peas shopping list
- 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro shopping list
- 1 teaspoon salt shopping list
- 1/2 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper shopping list
- 1/2 teaspoon fine ground cumin shopping list
- 1/2 teaspoon dried Mexican oregano leaves shopping list
- 3 tablespoons tomato sauce shopping list
- 2-3/4 cups water shopping list
How to make it
- Technically, this dish is a pilaf or pilau, because the rice is first sautéed in fat and then cooked with aromatic vegetables and seasonings in a liquid.
- Select a covered wide pan or skillet large enough to cook the rice. Sauté, with constant stirring, the rice in hot fat until rice is a golden brown; DO NOT burn any of the rice.
- Add the onions, garlic, chile, tomatoes, peas** and cilantro; then sauté for a minute or two longer.
- Stir in salt, pepper, seasonings, tomato sauce and add water. Bring rice to a boil, reduce heat to a bare simmer and cover for 15 minutes. Turn off heat but leave rice covered for 5 minutes longer.
- Fluff the rice before serving.
- Note: Bacon drippings may be substituted for lard. Any other fats will not give the authentic flavor of this rice dish.
- ** The peas are optional; some use whole kernel corn; others leave them out.
The Cookoldgringo Cottonwood, AZ
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I love this recipe... we have a Mexican friend who cooks one similar and is always delicious! great post!berry in loved it
Linda has a recipe called gringo rice....do you think this is something close to it.....Im talking about linebb....I think you know her...
This sounds delicious....zena824 in Somewhere, USA loved it
Yes, I have to agree with you on the lard; same with quite a few Scottish recipes (as well as other older, authentic cuisines of many other countries...) It seems that the more 'health conscious' we get, the more we lose touch with what foods SHOULD ...morekukla in Barrie, Ontario loved it