I think I just mastered making yellow rice. This would be the puerto rican version, which can be part of arroz con pollo or eaten, as I did with some peas. My ongoing error has been skimping on the achiote. This time around a added about a half cup of achiote to one cup of vegetable oil (I thought about using olive oil but I wanted to have a straight achiote flavor and color).
I put this on the stove on medium till the oil was red in color. About 7-10 minutes. (care should be taken not to burn the achiote as it can be bitter)
I strained the oil into a glass decanter.
For the rice I used my usual recipe of 1 measure of rice to 2 of water, salt to taste (ocean) and 2 cloves of garlic mashed. I usually add 2 tbsp of oil, but here I added the achiote oil.
The rice had a beautiful yellow color and the achiote taste I was expecting. I added some green peas and dinner was on.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
and there you have it.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Go play some portal.
Saturday, July 5, 2008
The kids loved participating in the parade. We decorated and rid a couple of golf carts.
We strappe the boy to the back of the cart... for our own safety, as he proceded to pelt people with pencils.
The kids picked fruits and vegetables
as well as gathered blue/green eggs. I forget the chicken variety.
So here is some food we ate for breakfast on the 5th cause I forgot to take pictures on the 4th.