By Cookgirl on June 14, 2005
Photo by NcMysteryShopper
Photo by NcMysteryShopper
""Sopa seca" literally translates to "dry soup". A friend of ours from Mexico served this delicious rice sidedish to us and I enthusiastically went about finding a recipe for it. This is from the cookbook Mexican: Healthy Ways With a Favourite Cuisine by Jane Milton. A more glutinous rice dish than the ever popular Spanish rice. Is this an authentic Mexican recipe? I don't know, but I do know we like this dish!"
Serving Size: 1 (104 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
""It's soooo good." -DH"
"While this takes a bit more effort than I'd like for a side dish, it is absolutely worth it! I have donet this now with both canned and fresh ingredients. I've also used jarred jalepenos and sweet onions. While fresh is best, this recipe is totally worth doing if you don't have the fresh stuff on hand, It tastes even better the next day. I like to use a mix of corn and peas for color and sweetness. My one year old loves it, too! (He likes spicy stuff.) Don't leave out the salt, it is important and I am not a salt fan. When I make this as a side dish, I usually eat more of this than the main course and tend to wolf it down in the middle of the night when no one is looking. Thank you a million times over!"
"amazing! added more jalapenos!"
"This is wonderful! I love the texture of the rice when prepared this way. I didn't have any fresh tomatoes or chilies, so I used 7 oz. can of original Rotel tomatoes. I doubt I'll ever make traditional Spanish rice again. With a green salad, this made dinner for me. Thank you for this recipe, Cookgirl!"
"This had a lot of steps but it was very tasty. I think my onion was pretty large as there was a very intense onion flavor that burned the kids eyes as it cooked. I loved it but will use a little less as the kids weren't as fond of it. We used corn instead of peas due to kids again and it was very good. I used a shorter grain of rice, the name escapes me butit is a specialty Mexican rice, so I needed to add aother cup of broth. Worked just fine. Thanks for a fun and yummy new dish!"
"Delicious! I wouldn't change anything about this recipe, except to double it next time I make it. :) It makes a good vegetarian meal with refried beans. Thanks for posting!"
"This rice came out perfect the very 1st time! I did use 2 fresh jalapenos and 1 fresh habanero in the blended sauce though as we like things hot hot hot!! This is a good base recipe that can be modified by playing with different spices/ingredients."
"This rice had great flavor. Mine came out a little wetter than I wanted, so I turned up the heat and let it air out a little and then was great. Could be due to my modifications (used what I had on hand) 1 8oz can tomato sauce, 4 slices jarred jalapeno. Will definitely use this again. Thank you!"
"Made this delicious rice for the 4th time.This time I added a little pablano pepper and brown sugar,we love this recipe!Thank you for this sopa seca."
"This is wonderful. I ate 2 1/2 servings and enjoyed every bite."
"I have never made rice like this before (the boiling, drying, frying, sauteing, and simmering LOL.) I am not a big fan of tomato sauce so this review is from the other two eaters who scarfed it down in seconds flat. They loved it and there was even complements in between bites. One of the first sentances uttered during dinner was "this rice is great!". Thanks Cookgirl!"