Grandmother Doña Margarita’s Mexican Rice with Chicken Offal

Arroz de Novios

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Appears in
Grand Dishes: Time-perfected recipes and stories from grandmothers of the world

By Iska Lupton and Anastasia Miari

Published 2021

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My grandmother, Margarita, was a caring woman from Tabasco, in the south-east of Mexico. I never cooked arroz de novios with her. Her recipe was, of course, delicious but the most important thing for me is what it still represents; a dish to celebrate and share with loved ones.

To me, the rice in this dish makes it one of those dishes that feeds the soul. Although it’s really not just about the dish itself, it’s the ceremony that goes with it. It reminds me o