Arroz Mejicana (Mexican Rice)

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Title: Arroz Mejicana (Mexican Rice)
Yield: 6 Servings
Categories: Mexican


2 Cloves Garlic, Peeled
1 sm Onion, Peeled & Quartered
1 1/2 c Long Grain White Rice
4 tb Bacon Fat (Drippings)
1 md Mild Green Chile -- Roasted
& Peeled
1/2 Carrot Cut Into 1" Chunks
3 c Chicken Stock
3 Threads
1 tb Tomato Paste
1 lg Tomato
1/2 ts Salt
1/4 ts Pepper
2/3 c Cooked Green Peas
1 tb Parsley, Minced

Use the metal blade of the food processor - drop the garlic through the
feed tube with the motor running.Add the onion, Pulse to chop. Sautee the
garlic, onion and rice in the oil, stirring constantly, until the rice is
lightly browned (about 3 minutes). Remove from the heat. Seed and stem the
chili pepper. Place in the workbowl of the food processor along with the
carrot. Pulse to chop coarsely. Add to the skillet along with 1/3 of the

Simmer 4 to 5 minutes. Bring the remaining stock to a boil in a saucepan.
Add the saffron and tomato paste. Use the shredding disk of the food
processor to pulp and peel the tomato. Add the tomato pulp and the boiling
stock to the skillet. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Cover. Simmer for 15 to
20 minutes.

Uncover. Add the peas. Add additional stock if the rice seems dry (DO NOT
STIR THE RICE). Cook uncovered until the rice is tender (about 5 minutes).
Add salt and pepper to taste. Fluff the rice gently with a fork just before
serving. Garnish with minced parsley.

Recipe By : (Joel Ehrlich)