Monday, July 4, 2016

Arroz Blanco (White Rice) Cuban Style

 Arroz Blanco (White Rice) Cuban Style

Known in our family as "Cuban Rice"

2 cups long-grain white rice, uncooked
4 cups water
2 garlic cloves, mashed
2 tsp salt
2 tablespoons peanut oil (we used olive oil)
1 tsp lemon juice

Heat oil in a shallow saucepan (about 3 inches deep and 10 inches diameter).  Fry garlic in hot oil until golden, being careful not to burn.  Discard garlic.  Coat rice with oil.  Add water, salt, and lemon juice.  Bring to a boil, lower heat, cover, and steam for 18 minutes.  Fluff the rice serve.  Serves 6.  (Or 3 with seconds - ha!)

Hubby varies what he puts in this recipe.  Sometimes he adds green pepper.  He also adds onion to it and that adds a unique flavor.  Or perhaps you may want to try some seasoning blends with it.  Have a different rice every time! Fun to play around with your recipes!!!   Sometimes you find you like your version better than the recipe itself!  LOL!  It's time for us to have this again!  I'm in the mood for it.

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