White rice (arroz blanco)
White rice (arroz Blanco) is a staple in a Dominican household. You honestly can’t go wrong with adding a side of rice to any delicious protein and vegetable. My son LOVES white rice, so it’s something I am cooking every single day. Try it with this delicious chicken stew.
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I grew up eating tons of rice with pollo guisado, ribs, beef…you name it. But as I got older, I started to eat healthier and looked for alternatives to some delicious ingredients in my everyday Dominican meals. Here I use jasmine rice and grapeseed oil. This recipe keeps that in mind – while also keeping in mind that I am a working mama on the go.
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As a mother on the go, I began cooking my rice on a rice cooker instead of opening the stove. It still does the trick while providing some delicious arroz for the familia. The best part – I can put it in – go get ready for work and wah-lah all done! There are different types of rice cookers – but I have a simple one since it’s only three of us eating. I will be upgrading soon.
Alright, so my amazing mentors introduced chicken broth and how it can enhance the flavor of rice if you put it in instead of water. Now, I don’t like the chicken broth taste overpowering the natural rice flavor so I only add ⅓ of broth (in relation to whatever portion of rice I am making).
What about butter?
Okay, so I sometimesss add about 2 tablespoons of vegan butter into my rice. It’s another way and trick to enhance flavor into your rice. I prefer it with brown rice because of the flavor it lets out but either way works. You do what makes the most sense to you.
After the rice cooks and you finish serving everyone. The concon is left at the bottom. That’s the burnt rice that us Dominicans scrape up and eat like it’s a piece of toast. It’s delicious.
I love my vegetable, so I make sure to add my favorite veggies on the side. You can do a nice side salad or steam some broccoli. Up to you!
- 2 cups Jasmine rice (depending the rice, measurement would change)
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 2 teaspoon salt (I use seasalt)
- 2 tablespoon oil (I use grapeseed)
- Optional: 2 tablespoons of butter
How to make the rice:
- Take your rice out and place in a bowl.
- Rinse your rice & add into the rice cooker
- Add the water and chicken broth
4. Add your salt & oil
5. Add butter (if you wish)
6. Close & let it do its thing
Fluffy White Rice
Here is a simple fluffy white rice recipe made in a rice cooker. This is something you can make with any side protein including chicken or beef. You can also add your own vegetables to it as well. Enjoy this meal with the family.
- Rice Cooker
- Mixing Bowl
- 2 cups jasmine white rice
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 tablespoons oil of choice
Take your rice out and place it in a bowl
Rinse your rice and add it into the rice cooker
Add the water and chicken broth
Add the salt and oil
Put the lid on the rice cooker and turn it on
Wait until it is done
You can add butter of choice to add some more flavor to it.
This is a simple rice recipe for busy people on the move – you can leave it to cook – go do what you need to do and come back to it when it is ready.
Add your favorite protein and vegetables to complete this dish.
Enjoy it with a nice side dish like chicken guisado! You really can mix it up with anything you like. My son loves white rice with eggs (too many times a week). But you can also just fry some salami or add some chicken. You can’t go wrong with this!
What do you all enjoy your white rice with?
Let me know – I’d love to hear what else I can mix it with.