What is Peruvian Rice?
- roxlet Feb 20, 2011 01:15 PM
I am making Peruvian chicken tonight with an avocado/red onion/cilantro salad, and I want to make some sort of rice with a Peruvian vibe. The chicken is marinating in garlic, paprika, cumin, oregano, olive oil and vinegar. Any ideas for a complimentary rice dish?
I suspect the most common rice preparation in Peru is a simple pilaf - long grain sauted with some diced onion (and bell pepper), then simmered till done. An achiote colored oil is common in Latin America for this use. A fluffy rice with well separated grains is a wide spread preference.
I remember just eating plain white rice as a side in Peru. The popular Peruvian restaurant Mo Chica in Los Angeles also serves a plain white rice side.
The best rice dish I had in Peru was arroz con pato (rice with duck), which is traditionally flavored with beer, among other things. I've been meaning to make it.
Hi all...... actually the Peruvian rice that is eaten with almost every lunch is flavoured with garlic. I am living in Peru and I have to say that every day between 12 and 3 the air is filled with the scent of garlic rice coming from the kitchens. Its very simple to make just gently saute a couple of teaspoons of microplaned garlic in a little oil, but dont let it colour. Add your water and season well, bring it to boiling point before adding your washed rice. Cook on a very low flame until ready. Serve with your favourite criollo plate!
I made dinner for a Peruvian friend once from recipes on the internet. I want to say the rice was like Mexican rice (basically rice cooked pilaf style, staring with a sweat of onions and garlic, with tomato sauce in the liquid) with the addition of cilantro and peas.