Coca Cola Rice | Arroz con Cola

Serves 2-4

Ahhh… nothing like a nice glass of cola. But what about in rice? The slightly sweet taste will leave you begging for more, especially when served with spicy food (as is common in Colombia).

Ingredients:

olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
1 cup rice
1 cup broth or water
1 cup cola
salt
pepper

Method:

Add a little oil to a small pot. Olive oil makes the world go round. Heat over medium and add chopped onion.

Stir and cook for about five minutes. Once they are soft and starting to turn golden, add rice. Stir and cook another few minutes, until rice is hot.

Add stock… (or water)…

And some cola. Beware the fizzies. Mmm. Drink the leftovers. Or use it to make a Brazilian Mocha Cola!

Add salt and pepper. Um. I totally added way too much pepper. This rice had bite!

Bring to a boil. Cover and reduce to a simmer. Cook for about 16 minutes. Turn off heat and eat – OR, if you want the best rice ever, follow the next few steps: let rice sit a few extra minutes, covered. Remove lid and let sit about five more minutes, then fluff with a fork. Serve hot.

We added a little chopped cilantro to ours… mmm, yummy!

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Ahhh… nothing like a nice glass of cola. But what about in rice? The slightly sweet taste will leave you begging for more, especially when served with spicy food (as is common in Colombia).Coca Cola Rice | Arroz con Cola
Servings
2-4people
Servings
2-4people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Add a little oil to a small pot. Olive oil makes the world go round. Heat over medium and add chopped onion. Stir and cook for about five minutes. Once they are soft and starting to turn golden, add rice. Stir and cook another few minutes, until rice is hot.
  2. Add stock (or water) and some cola, then salt and pepper.
  3. Bring to a boil. Cover and reduce to a simmer. Cook for about 16 minutes then turn off heat and serve OR,
Optional step(s)
  1. Let rice sit a few extra minutes, covered. Remove lid and let sit about five more minutes, then fluff with fork and serve hot.
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Recipe Copyright Sasha Martin, Global Table Adventure. For personal or educational use only. This recipe and hundreds more from around the world may be found at www.GlobalTableAdventure.com.

2 Comments

    • globaltable says

      The cola I used is made with real sugar – and I recommend that for everything. I’m not a fan of corn syrup.

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