Tag Archives: vegetarian recipes

Fried Rice | Arroz Frito

mexican-fried-rice-arroz-frito

If you have ever wondered how to make fried rice, a Mexican cooking blog is probably the last place you might look. Most people are unaware of a Chinese presence in Mexico and would be surprised to learn that Mexicali is home to the largest Chinatown in the country. Chinese workers contributed heavily to the industrialization of Mexico through the building of its railroads and irrigation systems. This inevitably influenced the region’s culture and cooking traditions. Today some of the very best Chinese food can be found just across the U.S. – Mexico border in Mexicali.   Read More…

Garlic Rice | Arroz al Ajillo

garlic rice: arroz al ajillo

Garlic is one of my absolute favorite ingredients. It is not only a natural immune system booster, but it also adds delicious flavor to just about anything.

Interestingly enough, it wasn’t until I visited a quaint restaurant in Acapulco that I discovered the flavorful garlic showcased as the star ingredient in arroz al ajillo. This easy side dish pairs well with any meat, best of all with seafood. I love it with ceviche tostadas or alongside my mom’s salmon and mango salsa (recipes coming soon!). So if you are looking to liven up your everyday plain white rice, this recipe is for you!  Read More…