Hark, fellow food enthusiasts! I bring you a recipe that shall invigorate your taste buds like never before. This dish that I present before you is known as ‘Arroz Con Huevos’, a delightful combination of two simple yet scrumptious ingredients – rice and eggs. It is a dish that has its origin in Latin America and is now savored by people all over the world.
This dish comprises fluffy white rice, lathered in olive oil, and seasoned with garlic and onions cooked to the right amount of crunchiness. The rice is then crowned with perfectly fried eggs and topped off with tangy salsa or hot pepper sauce as per your preference. This comforting and fulfilling meal comes together in no time, demanding nothing high-toned from the chef but just a basic readiness for a delightful feast!
If you’re feeling lazy on a busy afternoon or looking for an easy-to-whip-up brunch meal on a lazy Sunday morning, this recipe could come to your rescue. Also called Huevo Rice, it’s perfect for those who love a simple yet exotic meal. So why hold back? Take out your skillet, put on your apron, and let’s embark on an egg-citing adventure to make this delicious Arroz Con Huevos dish!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Oh, dear readers, let me regale you with the wonders of this delectable dish known as Arroz con Huevos. This dish is a true masterpiece of flavor, combining the wholesome goodness of brown rice and the protein-packed power of eggs to create a meal that will leave you feeling satisfied and content.
The combination of tomatoes, onion, garlic and green bell pepper add just the right amount of savory flavor while salsa and hot pepper sauce give it a mildly spicy kick. And let us not forget about the cheddar cheese – melted to perfection on top for an irresistible cheesy goodness!
But why limit yourself to just one way of serving? This recipe allows you to experiment with different variations – add your favorite ingredients such as chorizo, bacalao or even scrambled eggs for an exciting twist on this classic dish.
If you are in need of a quick and lazy lunch, arroz con huevos is the perfect go-to meal for any occasion. It is simple to prepare and can be whipped up in no time at all. So forget those boring salads and sandwiches, spice up your life with this ultimate Latin lazy lunch!
Intrigued yet? Wait until you try it! This rice bowl will satisfy your cravings and leave you wanting more. Whether you’re a rice lover or an egg fanatic, this dish is sure to please everyone at the table. Don’t miss out on this mouth-watering creation – whip up some arroz con huevos today and enjoy a rich blend of flavors that’ll leave you wanting more!
Before we dive into the recipe instructions, make sure to have all the necessary ingredients ready. Arroz con huevos is a simple yet flavorful dish that requires ingredients you may already have in your pantry. Here are the ingredients you need:
For the Rice:
- 2 cups of cooked brown rice
- 1 garlic clove
- 1/4 cup of diced onion
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
For the Eggs:
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 2 beaten eggs
- Freshly ground black pepper
For the Garnish:
- 1/4 cup of diced tomatoes
- 1/4 cup of diced green bell pepper
- Diced green onions
- Shredded cheddar cheese
To add more flavors and texture to your dish, here are some optional sides you can include:
- Salsa or hot pepper sauce
- Fried plantains
- Avocado and tomato salad
- Curtido (a spicy cabbage slaw)
Feel free to get creative with your ingredients and come up with substitutions or variations that cater to your personal taste preference.
The Recipe How-To
Here is the step-by-step process on how to make Arroz con Huevos:
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
- 2 cups brown rice
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- Salt to taste
- 4 cups of water
- 3 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1 green bell pepper, seeded and diced
- 2 medium-sized, ripe tomatoes chopped
- 4 large eggs
In a pot or a Dutch oven, sauté the chopped onions and garlic on medium-high heat until they become translucent.
Add the diced green bell pepper and stir for about a minute.
Add in the chopped tomatoes and salt to taste, then mix everything together.
Add in the brown rice (previously rinsed) and stir well.
Gradually pour in four cups of water to the mixture, bring it to a boil then lower the heat to a simmer.
Simmer the rice mixture for about 20 to 25 minutes or until it becomes tender.
In a separate pan, fry eggs sunny-side up or over-easy; cook them according to your preference.
Once the rice is done, switch off the heat on your burner and let it sit for five more minutes.
Fluff the cooked rice with a fork.
Scoop some portion of cooked rice into each plate, then add in the fried egg on top.
Serve hot with chips or bread on the side.
This recipe serves four people generously or six smaller portions. It’s perfect for a lazy lunch also as you could also add fried plantains, avocado, tomato, onion curtido, or hot pepper sauce on top for a more fulfilling meal.
Substitutions and Variations
Alas! There are always moments when the cupboards are bereft of ingredients or personal dietary needs require modifications. Fear not, for there are several substitutions and variations for this arroz con huevos recipe.
For a twist, spice up the dish with the addition of chorizo or bacalao. Fry the diced sausage with the onion and garlic before incorporating the brown rice. For a vegetarian option, replace the meat entirely with vegetables like zucchini or mushrooms. The latter can be easily substituted for squashes by chopping them uniformly and sautéing in place of chorizo.
In terms of rice options, white rice can be used instead of brown rice – but it’s vital to note that white rice doesn’t have as much fiber and is less filling than brown rice. For those who crave fried eggs, scrambled eggs can be an excellent variation to change things up. I prefer to leave my eggs alone, “huevo frito,” but they can also be topped with poached eggs.
The toppings make all the difference in arroz con huevos. To enjoy a “con tomate” flair, substitute diced green bell pepper with red bell pepper and add diced tomato towards the end of cooking time to mess with your taste buds delightfully!
So for a quick fix sub out hot pepper sauce for salsa and soy sauce in place of salt. You can also include small cheddar cheese cubes as garnish too!
Borrowing from another popular dish – huevos rancheros? Create an arroz frito (fried rice) bowl instead by adding black beans and cilantro, while curtido Arroz con Huevos is a combination worth raving about it in its own right.
Experiment with unusual combinations or incorporate young coconut water as a fanciful ingredient; there’s always something new to try on a plate being creative never hurts!
So go ahead, trust yourself to improvise and let culinary adventure take you on a fantastic journey.
Serving and Pairing
Oh fair gentle readers, now that you have savored the delicious Arroz Con Huevos in all its glory, it is important to know how to serve and pair it, for a truly unforgettable culinary experience.
The first thing to remember when serving this mouthwatering dish is that it is versatile and can be enjoyed as breakfast, lunch, or even dinner. It is a lazy lunch also which can be prepared easily and served quickly. The combination of the creole-style rice and fried eggs makes this a hearty meal fit for kings and queens.
Pair this delicacy with some crispy fried plantains and sliced avocado to add a touch of sweetness and rich creaminess. You can also enhance the flavor by adding diced tomatoes and onions curtido to give it an extra zing. This will not only jazz up the dish but also provide additional nutrients.
For those who like it spicy, try adding some hot pepper sauce on top of the fried egg ultimate Latin lazy lunch. Believe me, fellow foodies, it will ignite your taste buds!
To take this dish up a notch and make it dinner-worthy, you can add some protein such as bacalao or chorizo sausage. Scrambled eggs are also an excellent addition to make your Arroz Con Huevos more filling.
To make this dish into a complete meal when serving it as dinner, make a side of arroz frito or fried rice bowl. The combination of white rice fried together with onion garlic salt makes for a delicious pairing with eggs.
When serving the Arroz Con Huevos at home or hosting guests, present them with poached eggs topped on brown rice to invoke that indulgent feeling. Your guests will remember the experience forever!
In conclusion, dear friends, when it comes to serving and pairing our beloved Arroz Con Huevos recipe; the possibilities are endless. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different ingredients and combinations until you find your perfect match. May your taste buds be forever grateful!
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
Pray, do not fret; for the mighty power of make-ahead, storing and reheating shall bring solace to your soul. Mayhaps, you do require to prepare this delectable dish afore the event, or perchance, thou hast made plenty and wouldst like to keep some later for another meal. Fear not, for I have got thee covered.
Firstly, let me begin with the make-ahead option. Thou canst cook the brown rice up to 2 hours ahead of time and then set it aside until thou art ready to fry it with the other ingredients. The huevos fritos (fried eggs) may also be cooked beforehand and then put in the fridge; to reheat, just simply lay them on a hot pan and warm them up as needed.
Secondly, if thou hast some leftovers, then store them accordingly in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. But pray remember, do not mix the fried eggs with the rice unless thou art about to consume it. For if thou dost mix them together before storing, the eggs shall become rubbery and unpleasant!
Lastly, when it comes to reheating, chide not thine oven or microwave for they shall serve thee well. Simply microwave single servings for approximately 1 minute and then give it a good stir before returning it back for another minute or so. If using an oven instead, set at 350°F and bake it in an oven-safe dish for about 15-20 minutes or until heated through.
Thus my dear friends, whether you are serving this dish straight from kitchen or from thy fridge, trust in thine culinary skills and warm thy heart with this ultimate Latin lazy lunch!
Tips for Perfect Results
When it comes to cooking rice, getting the perfect texture can be a bit tricky. But fear not, my dear foodies! After many trials and errors, I have gathered some tips that will ensure your arroz con huevos turns out impeccably every time.
First things first, make sure to rinse your rice before cooking it. This will remove any excess starch and prevent the grains from clumping together. Additionally, for a more flavorful dish, try sautéing the rice with diced onions and garlic in olive oil before adding the water.
When cooking the rice, resist the urge to constantly stir it. Doing so will break down the grains and give you a gummy texture instead of fluffy rice. Also, keep an eye on the water level to avoid overcooking or burning.
For an extra punch of flavor, substitute some of the water for chicken or vegetable broth. And if you’re feeling adventurous, add a dash of soy sauce or hot pepper sauce to enhance the dish’s taste.
When frying the eggs, make sure your pan is at medium heat and add a pinch of salt to achieve perfectly seasoned eggs. It’s best to fry them one at a time in a separate pan to avoid overcrowding and ensure even cooking.
Lastly, don’t be afraid to get creative with your toppings. Some great options include shredded cheddar cheese, diced tomatoes or green onions, salsa, fried plantains or even avocado slices.
With these tips in mind, you’ll be able to create an arroz con huevos that’s anything but ordinary. Get ready for a mouthwatering dish that’s perfect for lazy lunches or ultimate Latin feasts alike!
Pray, allow me to address some frequently asked questions. Oftentimes when a recipe is presented, there may be certain details, requirements or points omitted or left unclear. Therefore, in this segment, I shall endeavor to clarify points and satisfy queries concerning this rice dish with egg ultimate Latin lazy lunch, also known as Arroz Con Huevos.
Can rice and eggs cooked together?
Can you guess what recipe only needs three ingredients and can be cooked at the same time? You have the option to cook your rice by microwaving it or using a separate pan on the stovetop, while your eggs can be cooked separately or in the same pan. Towards the end of the cooking process, these ingredients are mixed together.
Can I cook egg on top of rice?
To get started with our delicious rice and fried eggs meal, heat up a frying pan with some vegetable oil on medium heat. Once the pan is hot, gently crack in the eggs one by one and fry them to your preferred level of hardness for the perfect texture. Then, it’s time to scoop some freshly steamed rice into bowls and place the fried eggs on top. Finish it off with a sprinkle of soy sauce to add some extra flavour to the dish.
What is egg rice made of?
A popular and speedy Chinese dish often ordered in restaurants is Egg Fried Rice (蛋炒饭). This stir-fried rice recipe includes fluffy rice, scrambled eggs, and is seasoned with soy sauce, sesame oil, and green onions. It’s a favorite dish of mine within the realm of Asian cuisine.
Is eggs and rice a thing?
Egg rice is a widely known, simple dish that can be found in many different cultures. It typically consists of white rice, fried eggs, and a touch of seasoning, yet it is often overlooked due to its basic nature.
Thus, my dear readers, there you have it- a delectable rice dish that will wow your guests or make for a simple and satisfying lunch. Whether you try the classic Arroz Con Huevos or mix it up and experiment with substitutions and variations, I hope this recipe evokes flavors and aromas that transport you to lands far away. So peck at those eggs and let the savory hints of garlic, onions, and peppers dance on your taste buds. You’ll discover what I already know – that this simple yet diverse dish is the perfect union of American and Latin culture in a culinary experience. So put on your apron, grab some ingredients, and give this rice dish a go. It just might eggscite you in ways you never thought possible!
Arroz Con Huevos (Rice With Eggs) Recipe
- 1/2 cup brown rice, converted
- 1/4 cup onion, chopped
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup green bell pepper, chopped
- 2 tablespoons salsa, jarred
- 1/2 cup tomatoes, chopped
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons cheddar cheese, shredded
- In a medium saucepan, combine rice, onion, garlic, salt and 1 cup water. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce to a simmer and cook, covered 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, bring 2 to 3 inches water to a boil in a deep skillet.
- When rice is done, stir in bell pepper, salsa and tomato. Set aside, covered.
- Break cold eggs, one at a time, into a custard cup or saucer. Holding dish close to water's surface, slip eggs, one by one, into boiling water. Adjust heat to maintain a simmer. Cook until whites are set and yolks begin to thicken but are not hard, about 5 minutes.
- With slotted spoon, lift out eggs. Drain in spoon or on paper towels. Trim any ragged edges, if desired.
- To serve, divide rice mixture between 2 plates and top each with a poached egg. Sprinkle with cheese and serve immediately.
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Dora is a chef well-versed in Brazilian and American cuisine. After a hard day's work in the kitchen of her restaurant, she finds the time to jot down recipes for her food blog. Her recipes are sure to delight foodies everywhere, as she strives to make each one unique and enjoyable to read.