Tag Archive for Rice

Steamed Rice 101: Arroz

Did you know that almost every Peruvian entreé comes with a side of rice, and in some cases potatoes too? Potatoes, of course, are indigenous to Peru, but rice was brought to South America by the Europeans. I often enjoy that warm double-starch fusion, specially in one of my favorite dishes — Lomo Saltado, a beef and french fries stir… Read more →

Arroz con Leche

Arroz con Leche, Milk Rice Pudding

Arroz con Leche, Milk Rice Pudding

Arroz con Leche, or milk rice pudding, is truly a dessert of the world. Though it likely originated in Spain or the Middle East, it is popular in many cultures and each adds to this dish a particular flavor or ingredient. In Lima, it is believed that this dish was made popular by nuns at the Convent of Santa Clara, which was founded in 1606.
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