Moro de Habichuelas Negras (Quick Black Beans and Rice with Bacon)

Written by Chacha on Mar 25th, 2014 in Bacon, Black beans, Dominican, Latin, Rice, Side Dishes | No Comments

While beans are native to the Americas, rice is not. Rice was introduced to the Caribbean and South America by Spanish colonizers. In many areas, rice and beans are often served side by side rather than mixed. Either way, they are considered a meal, frequently with a topping of meat. Meat or other ingredients are sometimes placed atop rice and […]

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Poblano Rice

Written by Chacha on Mar 22nd, 2014 in Chicken stock, Cilantro, Gluten Free, Latin, Onions, Poblano pepper, Rice | No Comments

This rice is creamy, tasty and wonderful. Full of flavor, balanced and delicious. Servings: 4 Ingredients 3 tablespoons Canola oil, divided 1/2 white onion, finely chopped 2 Poblano peppers, roasted, peeled, seeded and coarsely chopped 3 cloves garlic, smashed, peeled and finely chopped ½ teaspoon freshly ground cumin Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper Good-quality hot chicken stock (preferably homemade) […]

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Mexican Style Rice

Written by Chacha on Mar 22nd, 2014 in Cheese, Chicken stock, Chilies, Corn, Gluten Free, Latin, Onions, Rice, Side Dishes, Tomatoes | No Comments

This is a lovely recipe and a perfect side dish for enchiladas. Your future Mexican meals won’t be complete without this rice. The flavors are exceptional and pair perfectly with just about anything; and it tasted just as good reheated the next day. Servings: 4 to 6 Ingredients 1 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 1/2 cups raw long-grain […]

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Coconut Rice

Written by Chacha on Jan 20th, 2014 in Chicken stock, Coconut Milk, Latin, Lime, Rice, Side Dishes | No Comments

Ingredients 2 cups chicken stock (preferably homemade) 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk Zest of 1 lime Kosher salt 2 cups raw long-grain white rice (preferably not converted) 1/3 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro, leaves only, for serving Directions In a medium saucepan with a tight fitting lid, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken […]

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Lime-cilantro Rice Pilaf

Written by Chacha on Jun 23rd, 2012 in Cilantro, Gluten Free, Latin, Lime, Onions, Rice, Side Dishes | No Comments

Servings: 3 to 4 Ingredients 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 small onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, smashed, peeled and finely chopped 1 cup raw long-grain white rice (preferably not converted) 1 1/2 cup chicken stock (preferably homemade) Zest of 1 lime Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice, for serving 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro, leaves only, […]

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