Uruguay Style Rice

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This is a very simple, yet absolutely delicious recipe for rice. I got the idea for this recipe, from our good friends Claudia and Marcelo. They are our awesome Latino friends and they sure know how to cook! Claudia is from Columbia and her husband Marcelo is from Uruguay. This recipe originated in Uruguay and was passed down to Marcelo from his mother. We tried this yummy rice at their house when they had a cook out and it was a big hit! So when we were cooking out for Memorial Day, I decided to recreate that Uruguay rice recipe, as it is very simple and I really like the fact that it can be prepared ahead of time which is always great if you have people over. It paired perfectly with the Chicken Thighs and Steaks that we were grilling and I think this one of  the best side dishes for any meat on the grill. It gives rice a whole new flavor, and I don’t know about you guys but I like variety and plain rice sometimes gets annoying. Try this yummy recipe next time that you cook out, and I’m sure you will love it just as much as we did!

Uruguay Style Rice {Serves 6-8}

Ingredients:

  •  2 Cups Rice, when it is raw (Cook it according to the package instructions) *I used Jasmine Rice*
  • 6-7 Eggs
  • 3-4 Tablespoons Mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Vegeta Seasoning (Or any seasoning of your choice)
  • Salt/Pepper

Directions:

1) Cook the 2 Cups of rice according to package instructions. Set it aside to cool. Hard boil the eggs, leave them in a pot of ice cold water and set them aside.

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2) When the eggs have cooled off, peel them. Then dice each egg into little cubes. Set it aside.

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3) Transfer the rice to a large mixing bowl. Add the cut eggs into the rice. Then add the Mayonnaise. Mix it very well.

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4) Season with Vegeta (or seasoning of your choice) and sprinkle in a little salt/pepper. Mix the rice very well again. Keep it covered. If you will be serving it within 1 or 2 hours then just cover it with a lid or foil. If you are making it for later then you can refrigerate it and heat it up when you are ready to eat it. However it does taste best eaten within 1 to 2 hours!

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