Saturday, January 12, 2008

Arroz con Pollo - 1/11/2008

I've always wanted to try to make arroz con pollo (Spanish, arroz with pollo...just kidding, it literally means rice with chicken). So here is my stab at it.

Arroz con Pollo

I usually think of this dish as prepared with chicken and yellow rice, but this recipe called for white rice and turmeric, which gave it its distinctive color. You pretty much brown the outside of your chicken pieces and remove it from the pan. Cook up one chopped onion and a couple of minced garlic cloves. Add salt, pepper, tomatoes, thyme, a bay leaf, and your chicken. Let it simmer, covered, for 20 minutes. Add chicken broth, rice and turmeric. Simmer, covered, until rice is done (about 20 minutes). Remove the lid, mix in the peas and let simmer, uncovered, for about 5 more minutes, and it's done.

I'm planning a nice Italian spread with a special dessert for tonight, so expect another post in the near future.

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