Thursday, September 3, 2009

Arroz mixto con yuca frita (mixed rice with fried yucca)

1 1/2 cup  long grain rice. (Patna)
1 cup beer
2 cups water
1 pound lean pork diced
1/2 pound spanish dried chorizo
1/2cup sliced olives
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
12 jumbo shrimps with the tail
2 scallions finely chopped
2cup chicken broth
salt and peppe to taste
2 garlic cloves finely chopped
1green and 1 red bell peppers cut in strips (juliana)
1/2 teaspoon  cumin
1/2 teaspoon saffron

Heat the oil in a large heavy pot. Add the diced pork and fry until seared on all sides. Stir in the scallion, garlic, cumin, saffron, salt and pepper and cook for 5 minutes until translucid. Add the rice and cook for 2 minutes stirring constantly. Mix in the beer and one cup water. Bring to boil in medium heat. Once the rice has soften add another cup water and let it cook in low heat until the rice is fluffy and soft and has absorbed all the liquid. Stir in the olives and shrimp and cook covered for another 10 minutes or until the rice has the desired texture.

 Fried Yuca ingredients

 1 pound of frozen Yuca (Cassava)
vegetable oil to fry

Bring the yuca  to boil in salted water until is soft.  let cool aside. Preheat oil to 375 F. Cut the Yuca in fingers and deep fry until golden and crunchy. Spark salt to taste and serve with lime wedges.

All recipes are on Petitchef