Spanish rice

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This article is about the side dish. For the album by Clark Terry & Chico O'Farrell, see Spanish Rice (album).
Mexican rice and beans.

Spanish rice, red rice or arroz rojo or better known as "sopa de arroz" is a Mexican side dish made from white rice, tomatoes, garlic, onions, and other ingredients.[1] It is traditionally made by sautéing the rice in a skillet until it is golden brown. Water or chicken broth is then added along with chopped tomatoes or tomato sauce.

Spanish rice is a popular dish in the American Southwest, which sometimes refers to the dish as "Mexican rice." The version of the dish cooked throughout Northern Mexico tends to be a more homogeneous character, often with just enough tomato and chili pepper to give the distinctive red-orange color and a smoky, garlic and onion-laden flavor. It is usually served as a side dish alongside other Mexican cuisine.

Etymology[edit]

Although it is called "Spanish rice", this dish is unknown in Spain. The term "Spanish rice" is not used by Mexicans or Mexican food enthusiasts; the dish is usually simply referred to as arroz ("rice") or arroz rojo ("red rice") in Mexico. In English, a classic rice dish from Spain, paella, may be known as yellow rice or Spanish yellow rice, as it uses saffron, which gives the dish a distinct yellow hue.

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  1. ^ http://www.answers.com/topic/spanish-rice

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