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Rice

Mexican Rice — Arroz Mexicano

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Sopa de Arroz. The name used to confuse me. Sopa. Isn’t that soup? Why are you offering me soup and giving me rice? It’s just a phrase. It means rice cooked with a consume of water, garlic, tomato and salt with vegetables. My daughter loves her God-mother’s sopa.  I cooked it with her on more than one occasion, but alone, I just couldn’t seem to get it right. Ever have a dish like that? This is my nemesis. Or it was. Then I adjusted a few things and made several batches in one day. I got it down now.  The lovely finished product Ingredients: 2 tomatoes 3 cloves of garlic 1/2 a medium onion Water (or use chicken stock. More flavor! ) Puree the above with water and set aside. Chop: Carrots (as fine as the peas) Peas Set aside until rice is ready and add with the tomato broth listed above. Heat the oil in the bottom of the pan. A flatter pan is better than taller for more even cooking. One fistful of dried rice per person Isabel commented gave me a “rule of thumb” that I will never forget. One fistful of dried rice gives us a…
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Arroz con leche

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A tasty breakfast treat or late night snack. Jasmine rice has a sweet, nutty flavor to it, but take your pick long grain, short, what matters is that you are serving your family in love.  I have used long grain for this one. Ingredients: Water Cinnamon stick Rice Sugar/sweetener Milk Raisins (you can also use craisins, they taste wonderful!) So here’s how you get it done. Start with a little over the amount of water you will need for cooking rice. Add 2 cinnamon sticks. This is a sure fire way to get the flavor throughout your rice. It isn’t powder sprinkled on, it penetrates your senses. By the way, cinnamon is really healthy for your heart and blood pressure. It also stabiles blood sugar. While the water is prepped, measure out your rice. I always make a bit more than I think I’m going to need, because we always seem to want seconds. If it isn’t finished for breakfast, someone will eat it for snack. It’s good cold, too. Measure and then rinse your rice. Once, I found a small stone. It’s good sense to check through your rice while rinsing. I’ve run into my first blogging problem. I don’t…
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