Arroz con Tocino

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how to make Arroz con Tocino (Puerto Rican Rice with Salt Pork)

In a heavy pot, render the fat from the diced pork over medium heat for 4 to 6 minutes, or until golden brown and crisp. Remove the pork pieces from the pot using a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.

Arroz con Tocino

Drain all but 2 tablespoons of pork fat from the pot. Add the onions and cook for 2 minutes, or until glossy. Add the minced garlic and reaction to the onions, and cook for an additional minute until fragrant.

Add the drained rice to the pot and stir to combine the rice and onion mixture and to coat the rice with the fat. Continue to stir, toasting the rice for about a minute. Add the water, salt, and pepper, then bring to a boil.

Arroz con Tocino

Once the water has started boiling, reduce the heat to low. Cook the rice for twenty minutes.Once the rice has cooked fully, remove the lid and fluff with a spoon or a large fork.

Fold the reserved pieces of pork in the cooked rice.

garnish with cilantro, if desired.

Arroz con Tocino

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Arroz con Tocino (Puerto Rican Rice with Salt Pork)

  • heavy pot
how to make Arroz con Tocino (Puerto Rican Rice with Salt Pork) In a heavy pot, render the fat from the diced pork over medium heat for 4 to 6 minutes, or until golden brown and crisp.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Arroz con Tocino, Puerto Rican Rice with Salt Pork
Servings: 4
Calories: 1221kcal
Author: Luda huang

Equipment

  • heavy pot

Ingredients

  • 2 cups white rice
  • 1 pound salt pork and thick-cut bacon diced
  • 1 cup onion minced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 3/4 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Cilantro to garnish
  • 1 large egg per serving

Instructions

  • In a fine mesh colander or strainer, rinse the rice under cold running water. Set the colander aside and allow the rice to drain thoroughly.
  • In a heavy pot, render the fat from the diced pork over medium heat for 4 to 6 minutes, or until golden brown and crisp. Remove the pork pieces from the pot using a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
  • Drain all but 2 tablespoons of pork fat from the pot. Add the onions and cook for 2 minutes, or until glossy. Add the minced garlic and reaction to the onions, and cook for an additional minute until fragrant.
  • Add the drained rice to the pot and stir to combine the rice and onion mixture and to coat the rice with the fat. Continue to stir, toasting the rice for about a minute. Add the water, salt, and pepper, then bring to a boil.
  • Once the water has started boiling, reduce the heat to low. Cook the rice for twenty minutes.Once the rice has cooked fully, remove the lid and fluff with a spoon or a large fork.
  • Fold the reserved pieces of pork in the cooked rice.
  • garnish with cilantro, if desired. Top with a fried egg.

Nutrition

Calories: 1221kcal | Carbohydrates: 79g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 93g | Saturated Fat: 34g | Cholesterol: 138mg | Sodium: 3368mg | Potassium: 264mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 59IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 2mg
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