Have you ever wondered how Mexican restaurants create such amazing Mexican food? If so, then here are 2 secrets that will allow you to make great Mexican food at home too.
The Key to Great Rice
First, rice is a staple in Mexican cooking and is eaten with many meals. If you know how to make great Mexican rice, then you are on your way to creating a great meal.
One of the main secrets is in the preparation of the rice before you add other ingredients. To start, you need long grain rice that is high quality. Second, you need some vegetable oil and a skillet.
Add the measured amount of rice needed for your recipe, and then add just enough oil so that the rice is coated. Cook the rice on medium until the rice starts to look less translucent and is just barely starting to brown. As soon as you see a few pieces getting slightly brown, remove it from the heat and cook the rice according to the recipe.
By doing this, you give the rice a deeper, richer flavor that will not come otherwise. The rice will be more dimensional in flavor, and people will wonder what you did to make the rice so delicious.
Second, great salsa is also a sign that you know how to create great Mexican food. The best salsa does not need a tons of spices and ingredients to make it taste just right.
The real key is to use fresh vegetables that are in season. You will always get a better tasting salsa at the height of tomato season when the tomatoes are brimming with flavor.
To make great salsa, you need fresh tomatoes that are red and ripe, a jalapeno, some cilantro, a couple of cloves of fresh garlic, a yellow onion, and some salt and pepper. You simply need to chop up these ingredients and blend them together until the salsa is as smooth as you want it, and then add some salt and pepper to taste.
Let the salsa sit in the refrigerator for at least a few hours or even a day before eating, as this will allow the flavors to develop and blend so that you are not tasting separate ingredients.
Now that you know the keys to making two important staples in Mexican cuisine, you can begin creating great Mexican meals at home that are just as good as restaurant meals. Find out more here.Learn More