Arroz con PolloPosted: January 28, 2013
What a hit this was (well, except with D, but that’s because girlfriend skipped her nap and was falling asleep in the arroz)! The chicken was so moist, the rice tender, and the flavors so earthy and subtle. Definitely a wonderful family dinner for Sunday, but I can also see myself serving this to friends. I’ll let you know later today how it reheats for lunch 🙂 UPDATE: Reheat for lunch the next day = WOW!! So, so good!
2 Tbs olive oil
Add onion and bell pepper, cooking until soft, 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add Mexican blend seasoning (or cumin), garlic, and oregano, until fragrant, stirring often. Next add chopped tomatoes, return chicken to casserole, stirring well to coat chicken with tomato mixture.
Add stock, wine (don’t forget to pay homage to Julia Child, and have a sip for yourself!), spices, and rice. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to simmer. Cover and simmer about 20 minutes. If it starts to dry out and the rice is not quite done, add more broth. If it’s too soupy, on cover and cook additional 5 minutes.
Stir in peas just before it’s done, around the last 5 minutes. Garnish with cilantro. Serve with a side of sour cream.