Crazy Rice / Arroz Loco

Serves: 4
Total Calories: 387


1 1/2 cups white rice, , long-grain
2 1/2 cups water, or more as needed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon butter, unsalted
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 strips bacon, cut into 1/4-inch slivers
1/2 red onion, medium, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 green bell pepper, medium, stemmed, seeded, and cut into 1/4-inch dice
1/2 red bell pepper, medium, stemmed, seeded, and cut into 1/4-inch dice
1/2 cup corn kernels, cooked
1/4 cup raisins, dark
1/4 cup raisins, golden
3 tablespoons parsley, chopped fresh Italian (flat-leaf)
salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


1. Place the rice in a large bowl and add cold water to cover by 3 inches. Swirl the rice around with your fingers until the water becomes cloudy, then pour through a strainer to drain. Repeat the process until the water remains clear. This will take 4 to 6 rinsings.

2. Place the rice in a large, heavy pot. Add enough water to cover the rice by 3/4 inch (about 2 1/2 cups). Stir in the salt and butter and bring the rice to a boil over high heat. Tightly cover the pan, reduce the heat to low, and cook the rice until tender, about 18 minutes, but check after 15 minutes: If the rice is too wet, set the cover ajar to allow some of the liquid to evaporate if too dry, add 2 to 3 tablespoons water. Remove the pot from the heat and let the rice stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Fluff it with a fork and set aside.

3. Meanwhile, prepare the flavorings. Heat the oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add the bacon and cook until lightly browned, about 4 minutes. Pour off all but 2 tablespoons fat. Add the onion, garlic, bell peppers, corn, both raisins, and the parsley. Cook until the onion begins to brown, about 5 minutes. Stir the rice into the vegetable mixture and cook until thoroughly heated, about 2 minutes. Correct the seasoning, adding salt and black pepper as needed.

Serves 4

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 4
Total Calories: 387
Calories from Fat: 80

This Crazy Rice / Arroz Loco recipe is from the The Barbecue Bible Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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