Arroz Blanco is a Colombian food staple. White rice is a must in Colombian cuisine and it's served during lunch and dinner.
Arroz Blanco (Colombian-Style White Rice)
- 2 cups long grain white rice rinsed
- 3/12 cups water
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon oil
- In a medium pot, place the rice and add the water, oil and salt.
- Bring to a boil for about 30 seconds, reduce the heat to low and cook for about 15 to 20 minutes or until the water is absorbed and the rice is tender. Remove from the heat and let it sit for 5 minutes and serve.
Plain white rice or Arroz Blanco is the perfect accompaniment to any Colombian meal. In my family we would eat white rice as a side dish with everything. For my grandmother, the coffee pot,the rice maker and the pressure cooker were all the kitchen gadgets she needed. She use to get up every morning and make coffee and white rice and keep it in the rice maker warm for the day.