Super Mexican Recipes

Fast, Easy, Fun Mexican Recipes

Side Dish

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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Carrots and Cream Side Dish

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This Carrots and cream side dish is great. It has frequently been made into a sandwich in my house, after Thanksgiving when the refrigerator is stuffed with food. It is one that is quick to make, if you have something to grate carrots rapidly. I use my Kitchen Aid attachments and zip out those carrots. I just seem to think of these recipes as I’m making them. So I made this, then had a duh moment and recreated the moment to snap some pictures. Ingredients: Carrots Sour Cream Mayonnaise Salt Pepper For this recipe, You could do it this way, if you didn’t have a machine. It is time consuming. I like this attachment for my Kitchen Aid. It takes the work out of grating the carrots. Use what you have. Add your salt and black pepper. Ok. Truth be told, I cannot stand pepper. I don’t even have standard black pepper in my house. This pepper has chipotle and I can tolerate it. Just black pepper? Eh. More for you because I don’t buy it often. *Edited 6/17/15 to add that I now have officially pushed through my pepper aversion. I still am not a heavy pepper user, I…
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Fresas con crema–Strawberries with Cream

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Nice berries. Great dessert. It’s affectionately called “Strawberry Smash” here. Because everyone wants to mash the berries. This blog post by far has the most hits of all the recipes I have posted. This recipe is so easy my nine year old can do it. Oh, yes she did. All the photos are hers, taken while making … a treat I didn’t even get to eat, it went that fast! Ingredients: Strawberries Sugar Sour cream We like to use Daisy Sour cream because it doesn’t have extra fillers. Washed strawberries. Hulled. It’s about a cup of sour cream. Notice that the strawberries are cut up a bit more here. Yes, it makes them a bit easier to mash. A 1/3 cup sugar. Well, we’re missing a step in the photos, but the general idea is that you take the potato masher and squish and squeeze the stawberries to make a creamy mix. This didn’t last long. So good.  Now you try it.  Add bananas if you like — as long as you like bananas. I don’t. There was an issue loading your timed LeadBox™. Please check plugin settings.

Onions cooked in lime juice

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This recipe is meant to be paired with a meal. But I like to eat them with my fingers out of the bowl. You can add jalepeno peppers, or habaneros sliced in bits. I did not in this case. Just an option if you want heat. Slice finely. Half an onion sliced and ready. One and a half onions. Squeeze lemons all over it to cook it. Yes, it will really cook them. It’s a chemical cook versus a heated cook. Add oregano and salt. This has been cooking for several hours. It’s ready. It has side dish written all over it. Or finger food. 😀 There was an issue loading your timed LeadBox™. Please check plugin settings.