Friday, October 1, 2010

Sopa De Arroz

I don't know about you, but sometimes I just miss my mom.  She's my best friend, my silliest friend, my most trusted confidant, my role model...

And even though she's just 2 hours away, it's just not close enough.

I've been really, really missing her lately.

Often, when I start to miss my momma, I just start cooking some of the things she's known best for...

So this week, I made her famous SOPA DE ARROZ!

Now, if you know my mom, you know she is WHITE...she's beautiful, but she's white...and yet, you'd NEVER know that if you ever tasted one of her authentic Mexican dishes!

You see, she knows how to make all sorts of authentic Mexican food because when she married my daddy (a handsome, full-blooded Mexican) my Grandma Macias (who, by the way, was NOT a fan of "white girls") decided to teach her to make Mexican food from scratch!

So here is the Macias family's "Sopa De Arroz" (Mexican Rice)

--2 T Shortening
--1 cup long grain rice
--3 cups water
--1 can tomato sauce
--1 T minced onion
--1 T crushed chicken bouillon
--2 t garlic cloves or garlic powder
--1/4 t comino (cumin)
--salt to taste

Brown rice in hot shortening until "golden brown".
Stir frequently to keep from burning!

(Golden Brown Rice)
Place water and all other ingredients in pot or skillet, bring to a boil...
Once it has been brought to a boil, lower heat to medium, place lid on tightly and cook 20 minutes.
( I can still hear my mom yelling into the kitchen, "Just don't touch the sopa!")

Remove from heat, let simmer 10-15 minutes...
And enjoy! 
(I made my sopa to accompany my Enchilada Casserole...)
(Enchilada Casserole recipe soon to come!)
And that night at dinner we talked about the boys' grandparents...their memories and why we all love them! It was a special dinner for sure!

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Gwen Toliver said...

Yum! We love Mexican food, although we're mostly German with a little Russian and Italian thrown in. :) I will have to try this!

Gwen Toliver said...

Btw, do we get your recipe for Enchilada Casserole too?? :) (or at least a link?)

Pamela said...

MMmm, thank you for this recipe! I have for years tried to make a good Mexican rice and I have not even come close, looking forward to having this for dinner.

Candace said...

This looks soo good! I'm always nervous to make Brian's family's authentic Filipion dishes... it makes me nervous that it won't taste right! :)

Amanda said...

Thank you so much for the recipe! My dh and I have been trying to find a great mexican rice dish for years. I can't wait to cook it for him!

Debbie said...

My husband loves Mexican food so I'm always on the lookout for good recipes to try. I'll be back to see that enchilada casserole recipe. It certainly looks yummy.

I miss my mom too. She died five years ago and I still miss you so much. I long for the day when I get to see her again in heaven. Savor every moment you have with your mom.

Blessings and good cooking,

21st Century Housewife© said...

This sounds like a lovely family dish. Thank you for sharing it.

Moments with family are so precious - and as Debbie who commented before me said, do enjoy every moment. I miss my late parents every day.

{:miss v:} said...

Wow! That looks so good! My Mexican rice always seems to come out so runny. My hubby really likes dry rice so I'm excited to try this out!

Thanks for linking up today!

Victoria Osborn said...

my mom makes that too! I can never get mine to taste the way that hers does though!

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Jenilee said...

so many days that I miss my mom! I know what you mean!

Coby said...

Yum! I grew up and live in the Southwest, and am always looking for a good Mexican rice recipe!

One of the dishes that makes me think of my mom is Chicken Divan. I LOVED it as a kid. As an adult, I asked her for the recipe, and when I discovered the copious amounts of mayonnaise in it, I almost gagged. I hate mayo! Hence, I've never made Chicken Divan!

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

How wonderful that you have such a good relationship with your mother. You are very blessed!

Jerri said...

What a yummy looking casserole! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites! Hope to see you again this week!

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