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Old 01-06-2016, 03:43 PM   #21
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Why do you want bland rice and beans? I always ask for limes, salsa and hot sauce at restaurants to add to mine.
I love tangy, spicy , salty, 'throw everything including the kitchen sink in i't rice too , its just that the restaurant that i go to makes simple, plain, bland rice, and thats what Im trying to duplicate.

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IMO the rice is supposed to be a mild accompaniment to the spicy and often saucy main parts of the Mexican meal.

Kind of like how you wouldn't want mashed potatoes to be so heavily seasoned they overpower the gravy and fried chicken. Or something like that.
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IMO the rice is supposed to be a mild accompaniment to the spicy and often saucy main parts of the Mexican meal.

Kind of like how you wouldn't want mashed potatoes to be so heavily seasoned they overpower the gravy and fried chicken. Or something like that.
I see what you're saying. I always find myself wanting more, though
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Valid thoughts there Cheryl. A plate of gooey rich Mexican entree needs a mild rice.
To me, classic Spanish rice with all the bells and whistles can often be a main dish.
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That's the beauty of Mexican food, you can go as mild or spicy as you like! My brother loves a heavy dose of Tapatio hot sauce sprinkled on his rice.
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I remember as a little girl, coming to this town I live in now, for the best Mexican restaurants in Ventura county. All I would eat was the bland Mexican rice rolled in a flour tortilla with cheese. My Mom loved hot peppers and I remember watching her with tears rolling down her cheeks. For the life of me, I couldn't understand why she would do that.
I love all Mexican food now with the exception of Mole', but I have fond memories of that Mexican rice, and still like the way it was made then, and now.
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I remember as a little girl, coming to this town I live in now, for the best Mexican restaurants in Ventura county. All I would eat was the bland Mexican rice rolled in a flour tortilla with cheese. My Mom loved hot peppers and I remember watching her with tears rolling down her cheeks. For the life of me, I couldn't understand why she would do that.
I love all Mexican food now with the exception of Mole', but I have fond memories of that Mexican rice, and still like the way it was made then, and now.
You don't like mole? Which one?
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Valid thoughts there Cheryl. A plate of gooey rich Mexican entree needs a mild rice.
To me, classic Spanish rice with all the bells and whistles can often be a main dish.
+1. I love it with shrimp that has been sprinkled with a good amount of Arizona Dreaming and mixed in with the rice.
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You don't like mole? Which one?
Can't stand any of them GG. There's just something "wrong"about Mexican chocolate mixed with peppers. I have close to an iron stomach, but that gives me indigestion from hell.
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Can't stand any of them GG. There's just something "wrong"about Mexican chocolate mixed with peppers. I have close to an iron stomach, but that gives me indigestion from hell.

That's too bad, Kay. Love me a good molé. Every abuela makes it differently, a very long and complicated process.
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Mexican Rice and Beans as you would find in a recipe help Inspired by the stuffed pepper thread, I go a few questions about Mexican Rice and Beans , as you would find in a restaurant ( or at least my restaurant). Id like to duplicate them as close as possible. Heres the description. [B][U]Rice:[/U][/B] Rice is small thin grain Color is a pale reddish orange Its dry and flakey ( not soupy or saucey) Very bland, but in a good way ( almost keep it simple stupid) No obvious signs of vegetables or vegetable pieces ( such as onions, peppers or tomatoes) When Dissecting it, i did detect what looked like tomato paste, which was probably supposed to break down, but i managed to find some that didn't [B][U]Beans:[/U][/B] Mostly smooth ( with a few beans that escaped the food processor blades) No evidence of any other vegetables other than the beans bland, but in a good way always served with melted white bland cheese on top I make a Spanish rice, which is not as dry, and has the obvious onions and peppers in it , which is very good, but I'm looking more for the simple, mexican rice served in my local restaurant. Any recipes or help appreciated, even if not vegetarian Im aware of the use of lard ( not that I use it) so it won't come as a complete shock if some of your suggestions require it. Larry Larry 3 stars 1 reviews
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