13 diciembre 2012

Noodle rice

Rice is the base of Dominican cuisine, and arroz con fideos is one of an endless list of adaptations we have made to exotic dishes from other countries. It is very tasty, with a nice contrast of colors and textures, it is also easy to prepare and makes a great substitute for arroz blanco or White rice.

  • 4 cups of rice
  • 1/2 cup of angel hair noodles
  • 5 cups of vegetable or chicken broth (see notes) 
  • 2 clove of garlic minced
  • 5 tablespoons of oil
  • Salt


In a deep bottom pot heat 3 tablespoons of oil, over medium heat.
Add the noodles (uncooked) and cook and stir until they are golden brown being careful not to let them burn.
Add garlic and rice and stir until all the rice is covered in the oil.
Try the broth and add salt if it is necessary. Add the boiling broth. Stir regularly to avoid excessive sticking.
When all the liquid has evaporated cover with a tight fitting lid and simmer over very low heat.  

Wait 15 minutes and uncover. Stir, add the remaining oil and cover again. Wait another 5 minutes. Try the rice, it should be firm but tender inside. If necessary, cover and leave another 5 minutes over very low heat. 

Serve with meat or seafood.

Noodle rice with fried tilapia