ARROZ CON FIDEOS (rice with pasta, scallions and garlic)

arroz con fideosI found this recipe in a Gourmet Magazine from 2001 in the letters from readers section.  The woman who sent it said her Ecuadorian mother makes it once a week.  I can see why.  It’s a simple but oh so satisfying preparation of white rice.  I have eaten it as a lunch by adding a little grated Parmesan and a touch of red pepper flakes. Make this simple dish once and you too will be making it once a week !

INGREDIENTS

2 1/2 tbls olive oil

1 oz fideos, capelline, or angel hair pasta, broken into small pieces (1/2 cup)

1 cup long grain white rice

1/4 cup minced scallion

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 cups water

1 tsp salt

Heat oil in a 2 to 3 quart heavy saucepan over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking.  Saute the pasta, stirring constantly , until browned, 3 to 4 minutes.  Add rice and saute, stirring until coated with oil.  Stir in scallion and garlic, then saute, stirring until garlic is golden, about 1 minute.

Add water and salt and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to low and cook, covered, until water is absorbed, about 15 minutes.  Remove from heat and fluff with a fork, then let stand , covered about 5 minutes.

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About sosatisfying

I grew up a vegetarian in So Cal. I lived for quite a few years in NYC and now I live in Atlanta, GA. I guess these various regions have had an affect on my cooking/eating style. Mexican food is certainly my comfort food - the more down home the better. Italian is my daily bread. And I love greens, grits and anything made better with Vidalia onions.
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One Response to ARROZ CON FIDEOS (rice with pasta, scallions and garlic)

  1. TasteFood says:

    This is so interesting with rice and crispy fried pasta. Bookmarked!

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