Arroz Blanco (Puerto Rican White Rice)
Arroz Blanco (Puerto Rican White Rice) is delicious, fluffy and perfect with any meal. Flavored with crispy '"tocino" (pork fat). If you're a Vegetarian just simply exclude the pork fat.
- 2 cups medium grain rice I use Goya brand
- 2¾ cups water
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- ¼ cup tocino (pork fat)
- 2 tsp salt
*****VERY IMPORTANT TO COOKING PUERTO RICAN RICE*****
Key to making any Puerto Rican rice is to use a "caldero" (Puerto Rican Rice Pot) or a cooking cauldron. A caldero is made of cast iron and allows the rice to cook uniform and also creates a crispy bottom layer to caldero known as "pegao." Do not use a non stick saucepan to make Puerto Rican rice as it will not cook the same at all. If you do not have a caldero, use a dutch oven instead.
Serving: 4g | Calories: 482kcal | Carbohydrates: 94g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 1173mg | Potassium: 90mg | Fiber: 3g | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 5mg