Columbian Rice

Total Time
10 mins
20 mins

From Debbie whose husband is Columbian; this rice rocks.

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  • 12 cup oil
  • 12 cup onion, diced
  • 12 cup fideos, pasta
  • 2 cups rice
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon salt


  1. Put 1/2 inch oil in bottom of pan.
  2. Add onions; fry for a couple of minutes.
  3. Add fideos which are like vermicelli.
  4. Cook until the fideos are butterscotch colored; do not burn.
  5. Wash rice.
  6. Add rice and water to the pan; add salt; taste water to make sure flavor is right.
  7. Cook on medium heat, uncovered, stirring frequently, until all the water is absorbed.
  8. Cover and simmer on lowest heat until the bottom is browned but not burned.
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I'm glad you posted this for us! It makes a big change to the simple rice and it is not difficult at all.
I used a good quality basmati rice, fideos from the Turkish shop!
Thanks a lot for posting this!