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Lemon and Cilantro Rice

Lemon Cilantro Rice

Have I ever told you about the time I cooked 16 cups of rice? No? Well then, get ready for a good laugh. I think it was about three years ago, I volunteered to bring Mexican rice to a party on my husband’s side.  Sure, there’s nothing to it I thought.  It’s only rice.  I’ve made Mexican rice plenty of…

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How to make Horchata

How to make agua de horchata

Horchata is a Mexican rice water drink that I have loved since I don’t know when.  It was probably about eight years ago when my Tia Sandra taught me how to make it.  She’s the only one in our family who makes it. One day I was at her house and I opened the fridge to get something and saw…

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Savory Fresh Tuna Patties with Avocado, Cucumber, and Jicama

Tuna Patties with Avocado, Cucumber, and Jicama

Every year during Lent season my Mom makes tortitas de camaron (fried egg and shrimp pancakes) smothered in her signature homemade enchilada sauce with rajas de nopales and a side of Mexican rice.  It’s practically a tradition!  I wish I would have been able to share that recipe here, but until I make my weight goal, there will be no…

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Mexican Rice with Shrimp

Mexican Rice with Shrimp

Lenten season is here and I have a one-pot meatless meal for you.  Mexican Rice with Shrimp!  Once a week for the next seven weeks, I will be posting a new meatless recipe (no red meat, pork, or chicken) as part of a Lent recipe blog hop, which means you’ll find many more ideas for your meatless Friday’s at the…

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Arroz con Leche

Arroz con Leche

Here we have another kid (and adult) favorite.  It’s a breakfast treat, dessert, midday snack, whenever-you-want-it kind of rice pudding.  As a kid I used to love Arroz con leche but my mom never made it that often.  I can remember watching her make it but what did I know about paying attention to details then? Nothing.  Now that I…

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