Mexicrave ~ Adriana Torres

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Coconut rice is served alongside savory dishes across Latin America. Depending on the region, there will be slight variations in the cooking process but overall, it’s a simple to make side dish. This is not to be confused with another popular Latin American dessert also known as, arroz con coco or arroz con leche, which has raisins and other spices. Ingredients: 1 cup Jasmine rice  *(Read note below) 3/4 cup canned coconut milk ( you… Read More

Horchata is one of my favorite Mexican drinks. It reminds me of street festivals in Mexico where street vendors line the streets to sell delicious home-made treats. Makes approximately eight cups Ingredients: 1 cup white rice 2 cups hot water (for rice to sit in) 1 can evaporated milk 1 can sweetened condensed milk 2 tablespoons vanilla extract 2 cinnamon sticks sugar  (3-4 tablespoons) or adjust to your preference ground cinnamon for… Read More

It doesn’t get simpler than chicken and rice! Here is what you’ll need: Serves 2…or 3 or 4 depending on how much or how little you eat! 4 pieces of brown meat chicken: thighs, legs, or a combination of the two. (rub for chicken: salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder) 1 cup, uncooked white rice 2 1/2 cups chicken broth 1/2 white onion, sliced 4 garlic cloves, minced 3 small tomatoes, cubed 1/4… Read More

Arroz con leche, or rice pudding, is a traditional Mexican dessert made with white rice, evaporated milk, and spices. It tastes great warm especially in the winter months or chill in the refrigerator for a few hours for a delicious summer treat. You can substitute raisins for cranberries or add chopped pecans. Provecho!     * If you are having problems viewing this post you can find this recipe through the following link. Click here: Arroz con Leche. Ingredients: 1 cup white rice, uncooked… Read More

These flautas are great and I purchased all the ingredients for under fifteen dollars. This recipe serves four. If you’re feeling wild, make a few shredded beef or shredded chicken. Serve with a side of Spanish rice and beans if desired. Ingredients: 16 corn tortillas two large potatoes, peeled and diced four cups shredded cabbage four tomatoes, sliced thin ½ refrigerated table cream or sour cream two avocados 2 teaspoons salt 1… Read More

   You will need: 8 Poblano Peppers or Hatch Green Chiles  (Pick chiles that are long and wide; the curled ones will be too difficult to toast.) Note: Some peppers will be hotter than others   4 eggs 8 oz. white cheese  (I like to use Oaxaca but Monterey Jack Cheese works well.) 1 cup white flour 1 cup olive oil or cooking oil   Salsa:   3 large, red tomatoes 1-2 Serrano… Read More