Some of the more popular Mexican-style restaurants have their own unique versions of this simple, yet flavorful rice dish, which tends to be a well-kept secret when you start to inquire about the ingredients.
Now I don’t claim to be an ace detective here, but I do enjoy unmasking the subtle spices in popular dishes and recreating them into real food favorites.
I think you’ll find this easy recipe to be a delicious replica of one of the more popular Baja style rice dishes out there – without any of the unhealthy ingredients, of course! It makes the perfect side to just about any Mexican-themed meal, as well as pairs nicely with many Asian-inspired dishes as well.
And in case you’re wondering about the health benefits of white rice, I highly recommend this article on brown vs. white rice. For those who can tolerate grains, it’s not a health-compromise to enjoy a homemade white rice dish on occasion. In fact, it may actually be easier on your gut than brown rice, especially if prepared using homemade bone broth.
Plus, unlike brown rice, milled rice (white rice) does not require soaking. That’s because the outer bran/germ layer as been removed, which contains the highest levels of phytic acid. So for some, white rice may actually be easier to digest. Of course, this may not be the case for those who are grain sensitive and are therefore following a grain-free diet.