I love Spanish/Mexican rice. It may be my favorite part of eating Mexican food. I have a hard time cooking any Mexican style meal at home without trying to find a way to cook fluffy, flavorful, orange-hue rice. However,I have never found a recipe or method that results in what I’m looking for, and I think after tonight, I may give up. Unlike my attempts at Spanish rice that end up with gummy, unbalance reddish goo, tonight I made Cilantro Lime Rice that was exactly what I hoped it would be. While not restaurant-style bliss, this rice made a perfect home replacement.

Equally delicious, and easy, were Chipotle shrimp tacos with a simple curtido. The best Mexican food in all of Wadenswil tonight!

April 18, 2012 · Recipe · (No comments)

Ingredients:

  • shrimp, deveined
  • 1 T oil
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 t Chipotle chili powder
  • oil
  • corn tortillas

Cooking:

  1. Place all ingredients in a bowl. Marinate 10-15 minutes.
  2. Heat a saute pan. When hot, add shrimp and cook until just done.
  3. Heat about 1/2 inch of oil in a pan. When shimmering, add one tortilla. Lightly fry. Flip and continue to fry (about 1 minute total). Remove from oil and use tongs to fold into a taco shape. Repeat with remaining tortillas.
  4. Serve with curtido and guacamole.
April 18, 2012 · Recipe · 1 comment

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 3-4 T white wine vinegar
  • salt to taste
  • Optional: shredded carrot, chili flakes

Preparation:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Let sit for 1 hour to 2 days.
April 18, 2012 · Recipe · (No comments)

 

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 C long grain rice
  • 1 t butter
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 t lime juice
  • pinch of salt
  • 2.5 C chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 T lime juice
  • 2 t sugar
  • 1/4 C cilantro

Cooking:

  1. Place rice, butter, garlic, 2 t lime juice, salt and broth in a stock pot (I just used a rice cooker). Boil. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer until rice is tender, about 15-20 minutes.
  2. Combine 2 T lime juice, sugar and cilantro. Add to rice while fluffing with a fork.