Category: Side Dish

Mexican Wild Rice

It is Cinco de Mayo. Growing up as a Mexican-American kid in southern California, I had many “cultural dissonances” during elementary school. One example: At school, we celebrated Cinco de Mayo, but at home, we did not. This is not because my family did not care about Mexican […]

Ensalada de Garbanzos

If you have had a chance to browse through el chino latino cocina, you will notice that I like garbanzo beans, and beans in general. Here I present another garbanzo bean recipe! Thanks to a gift from my parents-in-law, I am having a great time exploring the many […]

Arroz Amarillo

Mexican rice comes in many colors. This rice uses achiote (annatto) seeds which infuse a saffron-like color to the rice. In fact, these seeds are sometimes referred to as “poor man’s saffron.” This recipe is typical of the Yucatán region of Mexico, as well as it’s Gulf Coast. […]