Veracruz style Rice (serves 2)
Added by negricita | Tue 06 Jul 2010 @ 22:10
This is a popular Dish in the Mexican state of Veracrķz, and many caribbean towns. It is served as a side dish, but on it\'s own plate. The bananas used are called plantains (plŠtano macho, in spanish) and are different than dessert bananas. Plantains are less sweet and more firm.
1 cup of Rice (medium, white)
2 cups of water
1 Plantain Banana
In a cooking pan, add about one teaspoon of salt to the water and bring to a boil. Add the rice, cover, and lower the flame. Simmer until the water evaporates and the rice is cooked. Set aside.
Spray a frying pan with oil and set to medium flame. Cut the banana in two halfs and each half in to thin slices (no too thin or they will be too crisp). Place the strips in the frying pan until they are golden and crisp on the outside.
Serve the rice in a plate and place the banana strips on top.