June 11, 2011 11:30 AM
White Rice with Toasted Angel Hair Pasta
POSTED IN: TV Show Recipes , Pati's Mexican Table
TAGS: EP111 , food , garlic , Mexican , mexican , onion , pasta , rice , side , white
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Arroz Blanco con Fideos
Serves 6 to 8

2 cups white rice
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 lb or about 1 cup angel hair pasta, broken into pieces
1/4 cup white onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove
4 cups water or chicken broth
1 tbsp fresh lime juice, optional
1 tsp kosher or sea salt, or to taste

Soak the white rice in hot water for 5 minutes. Drain, rinse with cold water and drain again. In a cooking pot, heat the oil over medium heat until hot but not smoking. Add the angel hair and fry for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly. It should be browned but not burnt.

Incorporate the drained rice, cook for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the rice achieves a milky white color and it feels and sounds heavier when you move it.

Add the chopped onion and garlic, stir and cook for another 2 minutes. Pour the water or broth over the rice, add the salt and lime juice, and once it comes to a boil, reduce the heat to low, cover with the lid, and cook for about 20 minutes.

The rice is ready when the water has been absorbed and the rice is tender and cooked. Turn off the heat and keep it covered for at least 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and serve.


Excellent cooking show.

nena silvestre | July 5, 2011 8:51 PM

ayer hice este arroz con arroz brown y con fideos de wheat y me quedo delicioso....tratalo

bRENDI | July 11, 2011 12:28 PM

Thank you Nena! I truly appreciate the compliment!

Pati Jinich replied to comment from nena silvestre | July 13, 2011 5:46 PM

This recipe was exceptionally tasty! It's a perfect side dish and a delicious alternative to plain rice.
My kids loved this dish and it will become a recipe I will use again and again.
Thank you Pati for sharing this delicious rice recipe with everyone.

Reyna | July 16, 2011 7:00 PM

Wonderful cooking show. You are a joy to watch. This is a very special rice dish. The flavors and texture blend beautifully.
Thank You Pati!

Ann Meeks | August 13, 2011 2:40 PM

Thank you Ann! I'm so happy you enjoyed it!

Pati Jinich replied to comment from Ann Meeks | August 15, 2011 10:09 PM

Delicioso! And watching you cook, on TV or in person at the Cultural Mexican Institute events, Is a pleasure!

Patricia | January 21, 2012 5:59 PM

Thank you so much Patricia!

Pati Jinich replied to comment from Patricia | January 25, 2012 3:46 PM

I love this recipe. The toasted pasta added a nutty flavor to the rice. I also changed it by adding some veggies to the dish. it was better then i thought...

sierra | February 20, 2012 5:21 PM

Glad you liked it Sierra and great idea about the veggies!

Pati Jinich replied to comment from sierra | February 23, 2012 3:45 PM