¡hot plate! arroz con pollo

31 Jul
Arroz con Pollo

homemade arroz con pollo

Quick confession: I love all things Spanish. When I studied abroad in Madrid during college, I lived with a señora who once upon a time owned a restaurant with her husband and so was blessed with many a delicious meal while I was there. Among my favorites: paella, croquetas, natilla, sopa de patatas, lentejas y natilla.

While I’ve made a few of those dishes myself since returning stateside, last week I ventured into new territory with this arroz con pollo recipe from epicurious.com. I have to admit I was a little intimidated at first, but it turned out SO DELICIOSO I Can’t. Even. Tell you. It was my first time cooking with cumin, which I now love and adore, and saffron. Per reviewer suggestions, I substituted beer for the water, which made the flavor of the whole dish so much more robust.

If you’ve made arroz con pollo (or any other authentic Spanish dish) and have recipes or secrets, do share!

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2 Responses to “¡hot plate! arroz con pollo”

  1. Melody Saltr July 31, 2010 at 11:46 pm #

    Awesome Gina! I love it! Check out atasteofcuba.com, they rock! Keep up the good work :)

  2. Gina Welker August 1, 2010 at 9:31 pm #

    Thanks, Melody! Do you have a favorite recipe from that site? I’ve got my eye on the lamb shanks and chicken w/ black bean salsa…

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