This Rice with Caramelized Onions is a simple and delicious side dish. It's full of flavor and it pairs well with any protein.
This rice with caramelized onions is a great side dish, because it goes well with any protein. You can stir in some shredded chicken into the rice as well! If you’re serving this rice as a main dish.
You'll need to make arroz con cebolla
Oil: I like to use olive oil, but you can replace it with canola, vegetable or corn oil.
Onions: Yellow or white will work well for this recipe.
Garlic: If you don't like garlic flavor, just omit it.
Long grain white rice: you can also use short grain or even brown rice, but be sure to read the instructions in the bag and follow cooking time if using brown rice.
Broth: Chicken or vegetable broth will work for this recipe.
Salt and sugar: The sugar gives extra sweetness to the caramelized onions.
Rice with Caramelized Onions Recipe
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 cup onion thinly sliced
- 1 clove of garlic thinly slice
- 2 cups long grain white rice
- 3 cups chicken or vegetable broth
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- In a medium pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onions, sugar and garlic and cook about 5 minutes or until golden brown.
- Add the rice, stir with a wooden spoon to coat well, and cook for 1 minute.
- Add the broth and salt bring to a boil, stir and decrease the heat to low.
- Cover and cook for about 20 minutes or until the water is absorbed and the rice is tender.
- Remove from the heat and let rest for 5 minutes.
Rice or Arroz is cooked all over Colombia and in many different ways. If you follow this blog you may have noticed the many variations of rice recipes. This Arroz con Cebolla al Caramelo dish is delicious and the caramelized onions add a little sweetness. It is the perfect accompaniment for grilled meats, fish or poultry.
Some of my favorite ways to serve this rice
I like serving this rice with caramelized onions as a side dish with Colombian Style Whole Fried, another great option is this fish with creole sauce and I also like to pair it with this stuffed meatloaf. This dish also goes well with many main dishes, rice bowls or even burritos.
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