Since I’m challenging myself+my husband to make new recipes out of our new cookbooks throughout the year (at least one from each book per month), I decided to do mini-review posts of the recipes we make on the blog. I will not be posting the recipe (you can get it yourself in whichever book it comes from), but I’ll post a photo (if possible) of our dish made from the recipe as well as a few bullet-point notes. There’s a category on the blog for these posts called “recipe review 2013.”
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Recipe: Latino-style Chicken and Rice (Arroz con Pollo) from The Complete America’s Test Kitchen TV Show Cookbook 2001-2013, (page 76-77)
- when did we make this? Friday, May 24, for dinner guests
- did we change anything? Nope, unless you count substituting long-grain rice for medium-grain (the substitution is explained in the notes of the recipe). We forgot to cut up the lemon for serving, but we didn’t miss it!
- what did we like? It was delicious! I didn’t even mind the cilantro, and I’m not a cilantro fan. The olives and pimentos were lovely little bursts of extra flavor.
- what didn’t we like? Nothing!
- will we make it again (any changes in the future)? Yes. We need to remember that even though the cookbook says it serves 4-6, it probably could easily serve 6-8. We had a couple big eaters (myself included) at the table, and we probably ate about half of the finished recipe.