Rice Mexican Style

Arroz a la Mexicana

Preparation info
  • 6 to 8

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Food from My Heart: Cuisines of Mexico Remembered and Reimagined

By Zarela Martínez

Published 1992

  • About

On the ranch we always called this sopa de arroz, but more people will have met it under arroz a la mexicana.

Mexicans are fanatical about soaking and rinsing rice before cooking. Some of the time I go along with the no-rinse, vitamin-conscious approach in the United States, but not for this dish. I have tried and the rice just doesn’t come out the same—the grains don’t have that clean, separated effect. Chinese people say the same thing.

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