Puerto Rican “Fried Rice”

Puerto Rican Fried Rice

There is just two of us in our little house, which results in a lot of leftovers sometimes.  Especially when it comes to rice. We like rice, no we love rice.  Rice is to Puerto Ricans what potatoes are to Americans. Growing up in a Puerto Rican home the standard meal was rice, beans and… 

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Arroz Con Dulce

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If there is one thing that I must have on my plate at some point during Christmas it’s arroz con dulce.  Which basically translates to rice candy.  It’s a sticky sweet coconut rice treat with cinnamon and raisins tossed in.  Its delicious, its sweet , it’s sticky and for me it is Christmas. I have fond… 

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Chorizo, Corn and Red Pepper Quesadilla with Mexican Rice

Chorizo, Corn and Red Pepper Quesadillas with Mexican Rice  Who doesn’t like Mexican food?  Everyone likes Mexican food and some people are fanatical about it.  I can think of two girlfriends in particular that if you were to let them eat Mexican everyday without any consequences *wink* they would.   One of the great things about… 

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Paella

This weekend was relaxing and uneventful, which is pretty much how I like my weekends to be.   I didn’t do much cooking, but I did a little baking experimenting which you will have to comeback to read about later.  I went fishing around in my drafts to see what I sitting around half done.   I… 

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Arroz con Gandules (Rice and Pigeon Peas)

  Yesterday I had this incredible urge for rice, but not just any rice, I wanted the rice that brings back memories of my childhood, the one that makes me reminisce about holidays and family gatherings back home in Puerto Rico.  This particular rice is a staple of any festive gathering, especially Christmas.   It is typically served… 

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Mini Dinner Party – More Down Home Cooking

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  I had mentioned previously that we would be having some dinner guest over last night.  It all went very well and the food came out wonderful.  On the menu I had Arroz con Gandules (Rice and Piegion Peas), Pollo Asado (Roasted Chicken) and Amarillos (Sweet Plantains) for the main dish.  For dessert I made… 

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