Dangerously Daydreaming

"All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible." ~ T. E. Lawrence

Tasty Tuesdays: Arroz Con Pollo Picante

Ya’ll ready for this deliciousness?  My abiding and genetic love for Mexican food inspired this culinary experiment, and Cinco de Mayo may have had something to do with it too.  It’s not traditional and has got a bit of a kick but in all the right places!  Arroz con pollo literally means “rice with chicken”.  I’m sure this will be just as fantastic without the chicken for all of my vegetarian friends though.  Let’s dig in!

What you need:

  • 1 c. brown rice
  • 1 1/2 c. water
  • 1/2 sweet yellow onion – chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic – pressed
  • 1 red bell pepper – chopped
  • 1 can diced green chilis
  • 8 oz. enchilada sauce
  • 1 c. chicken broth
  • 1 lbs chicken – diced
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 tbsp paprika
  • 1/2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • sea salt to taste

What you do:

Set your rice to cook according to package instructions.  Add a little coconut oil and sea salt to the water for flavor.

Place chicken and coconut oil in a skillet on medium heat.  Cook chicken thoroughly (until no pink remains).  Add onions, chilis, bell pepper, garlic and enchilada sauce.  Let simmer while veggies cook.  Add chicken broth and remaining spices.  Let simmer and thicken.

Your rice should be done by now.  Add it to the skillet and stir mixture well.

Serve and enjoy.  Muy delicioso!

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8 comments on “Tasty Tuesdays: Arroz Con Pollo Picante

  1. susielindau
    May 8, 2012

    Okay. I haven’t eaten dinner yet and now I am really hungry. Thanks for sharing. I will try it!

    • Audrey
      May 10, 2012

      No problem! 🙂 How did it turn out for you?

  2. captainariel
    May 8, 2012

    Looks like my Mindanao food 😀

    • Audrey
      May 10, 2012

      You may have to teach me how to make some of that goodness!

      • captainariel
        May 10, 2012

        Bahahaha! I meant to say “my kind o food” stupid kindle!

      • Audrey
        May 17, 2012

        Too funny! I was thinking, “Well, I’ve never heard of it but I’m for giving it a try!” 🙂

  3. Mommy OM
    May 9, 2012

    I’m going to the store now for the ingredients! So excited! Looks yummy!

    • Audrey
      May 10, 2012

      Sweet! Let me know how it turns out for you!

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