Arrpz Rojo Fotolia 57551140

Serves 6

Arroz rojo or Mexican Rice is one of the most popular Mexican Food sides. It is great with all kinds of meat recipes, enchiladas, tacos and many other staple Mexican Food dishes. 


  • 2 cups rice
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 small potato
  • 1 cup peas
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 piece onion
  • 3 springs parsley
  • 2 cups broth
  • 2 chorizos
  • 3 tablespoons lard

Soak rice in hot water for 20 minutes, rinse, drain and dry. Singe the tomatoes, peel and blend them along with the onion, garlic and add salt to taste.

Peel, dice and cook potatoes and carrots along with peas. Fry the chorizo in the lard, Remove the excess fat and fry the rice until golden. Add pureed tomato. Season to taste and fry until it  thickens.

Add one cup cold water and the vegetables, parsley and salt. When all the water is absorbed, add the hot broth, cover and cook over low heat.