Just this past week I discovered something that made me make that Whaaatt face. You know the face that is accompanied by the shock of information that you either didn't know or were slightly misinformed about.
I love sharing my goofy, funny, embarrassing, straight out of left field stories. So I thought that it would be fun to share with you this story of how I learned about the world tradition in comparison to my family's tradition.
I love cookbooks. I think it is a great way to discover new delicious recipes. As well as a way for myself to expand my horizons in the cuisine world. I recently purchased this cookbook that I thought would be perfect for my teen boys. I thought the recipes would be simple enough for them to feel comfortable following and cooking along.
I make Mexican rice all of the time. It is a recipe that I grew up on and one that I learned how to make we I was a small child. While browsing through the potential dishes my boys could cook up. I stumbled upon a recipe for Mexican rice. Curiosity took over and I swiftly read over how to make it. To my surprise however the recipe called for chicken broth instead of water. My family has always prepared the rice with water never chicken broth. I thought this was a little funny because for my whole life I was under the impression that I was taught to make Traditional Mexican rice. The first thought that came to mind was that it was a Spaniard dish and not Mexican. I was honestly really baffled by this information and then insured a long conversation with my family about it. After many opinions we decided to google it to see if there were in fact a difference of chicken broth and water in the two rice dishes. Only to my surprise that both dishes are meant to be prepared with chicken broth. I just couldn't believe that this whole time I thought I was preparing traditional Mexican rice. I was just making a variant of Mexican rice. As silly as it sounds it's crazy to me. The traditional way is not my family's traditional way. I am definitely going to have to try and make it with chicken broth this next time around.
Here I was thinking I was buying a simple cookbook for my boys. When in the end I ended up learning something I probably would have never learned other wise.
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