Mixed Rice | Colombian Food Recipes

Best Mixed Rice | Colombian Food Recipes

Recipe:  Best Mixed Rice,

Mixed Rice | Colombian Food RecipesMixed rice is another way that we Colombians prepare rice.  Hence the name, as we mix different meats and vegetables. You may use any meat or vegetable of your preference or use what you have on hand in the kitchen.  Today I offer you my sister’s Tatiana mixed rice recipe, her own way of making it. I hope you like it as much as we do!

The way she blends the ingredients, is actually my favorite and many guests that have tried it agree with me! The result is colorful, mixed rice, with many flavors and textures, to make it unique!

Ingredients for Mixed Rice

Makes 6 servings

One pound of shrimp

½ pound chorizo or sausage

2 whole chicken legs (or breast of chicken)

2 tablespoons grapeseed oil

1 red onion, diced

1 green pepper, diced

1 red pepper, diced

1 yellow pepper, diced

2 tomatoes, peeled and seeded, cut into cubes

4 garlic cloves, crushed

2 tablespoons grated ginger

Bunch of 1 scallion (green onion)

2 cups rice (uncooked)

3 tablespoons finely chopped parsley (and more to add at the end)

2 tablespoons tomato paste

1 dark Beer, if you don’t have one, you can use light beer. The results are not the same!

1 cup chicken broth

1 can of miniature peas

4 tablespoons capers

1 teaspoon of Color (saffron, annatto Goya seasoning)

2 teaspoons ground cumin

Salt and pepper to taste

Mixed Rice | Colombian Food Recipes
Ingredients for Mixed Rice

How Cooking Mixed Rice – step by step

PEEL, devein and wash shrimp.

DICE chicken into bite size. You can use thighs as they are more flavorful but you can also use breast of chicken.

SLICE the chorizo or sausage into bite size pieces

HEAT oil over medium heat in a pan and sauté the chorizo.

ADD the chicken and continue sautéing.

ADD the vegetables: onion, scallions, garlic, different peppers, ginger, tomato and parsley.

COOK this for about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.

ADD cumin, salt, pepper and tomato paste, cooking about 2 minutes.

ADD rice, beer, chicken broth, capers and peas (half the amount of these two) and mix well. Simmer until dry and reduce the temperature to low.

ADD salt and pepper to taste.

SIMMER until rice is done. Add the shrimps on top of the rice, wait until they change color and mix well.

RECTIFY salt, add if necessary.

Mixed Rice | Colombian Food Recipes
CUT all vegetables
Mixed Rice | Colombian Food Recipes
COOK this for about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Mixed Rice | Colombian Food Recipes
ADD rice, beer, chicken broth, capers and peas (half the amount of these two) and mix well. Simmer until dry and reduce the temperature to low.

How to serve and accompany Mixed Rice?

To serve, sprinkle with chopped cilantro, capers and peas, on top.

Serve with: Choose one or more of these side dishes

What about you….. ¿Do you have any recipe of mixed rice? ¿Do you have any tips or tricks on how to prepare mixed rice that you would like to share?

How do you decide what to cook each day? I would love for you to share a comment about this particular recipe, and also tell me a little bit about what frustrates you the most when you are ready to prepare a meal. I personally am responding to all the questions and comments as my objective with this blog is to help someone like you to be successful in the kitchen

Just like I hope I did with this easy and delicious Mixed Rice!

Mixed Rice
SIMMER until rice is done.

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Mixed rice is another way that we Colombians prepare rice. Hence the name, as we mix different meats and vegetables. You may use any meat or vegetable of your preference or use what you have on hand in the kitchen. Today I offer you my sister’s Tatiana mixed rice recipe, her own way of making it. I hope you like it as much as we do! The way she blends the ingredients, is actually my favorite and many guests that have tried it agree with me! The result is colorful, mixed rice, with many flavors and textures, to make it unique!
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: Colombian
Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
  • One pound of shrimp
  • ½ pound chorizo or sausage
  • 2 whole chicken legs (or breast of chicken)
  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 yellow pepper, diced
  • 2 tomatoes, peeled and seeded, cut into cubes
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons grated ginger
  • Bunch of 1 scallion (green onion)
  • 2 cups rice (uncooked)
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped parsley (and more to add at the end)
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 dark Beer, if you don’t have one, you can use light beer. The results are not the same!
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 can of miniature peas
  • 4 tablespoons capers
  • 1 teaspoon of Color (saffron, annatto Goya seasoning)
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. PEEL, devein and wash shrimp.
  2. DICE chicken into bite size. You can use thighs as they are more flavorful but you can also use breast of chicken.
  3. SLICE the chorizo or sausage into bite size pieces
  4. HEAT oil over medium heat in a pan and sauté the chorizo.
  5. ADD the chicken and continue sautéing.
  6. ADD the vegetables: onion, scallions, garlic, different peppers, ginger, tomato and parsley.
  7. COOK this for about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  8. ADD cumin, salt, pepper and tomato paste, cooking about 2 minutes.
  9. ADD rice, beer, chicken broth, capers and peas (half the amount of these two) and mix well. Simmer until dry and reduce the temperature to low.
  10. ADD salt and pepper to taste.
  11. SIMMER until rice is done. Add the shrimps on top of the rice, wait until they change color and mix well.
  12. RECTIFY salt, add if necessary.

Esta receta también está disponible en español = This recipe is also available in Spanish: Arroz Mixto

Bon appetit! 

¡Buen provecho!

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