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Arroz de bacalao

Hello, hola hola!

I’ve been wanting to cook this recipe for a long time… because it is something that is super easy, super fast and super delicious.

I like to go to the market and see what’s new and fresh in the seafood department, actually I like to look for new ingredients in all of the departments. I usually go to the market for 2 things and I am back home with 2 full grocery bags. I am terrible. Every time it is the same. Hopefully, I am not the only one. 🙂

Now that spring is around the corner and we have more veggies, I thought It was the right time to cook this dish. I love it! And it’s so simple. You can easily change any of the vegetables.

This dish has, rice, vegetables and cod, also known as bacalao in Spanish, bacallà in catalan. It’s a pretty common dish in Catalonia (northeast of Spain) . There are different ways to make it. I thought this would be the easiest.

Ingredients for 4:

– 1 1/2 – 2 cups rice (regular)

– Cod

– 1 medium onion

– 1 zucchini

– 1 red pepper

– 2-3 tomatoes

– 1 yellow or green pepper

– 2 cloves garlic

– 1 – 1/2 cups vegetable broth

Suggestions; you can also add artichoke hearts, carrots, peas….

Chop all the veggies. Cook the onion in a medium pan until is brown. In a separate pan, cook the other vegetables until they get a nice color. Once the onion is cooked, place it into the pan with the other vegetables and stir for a minute. Be sure it’s mixed completely.

As a suggestion, I would say that you can simply slice the tomatoes into small slices and place them with the other veggies. You can do what I did. Boil the tomatoes for a minute. Place them into cold water, peel, and chop them, then place into the pan with the other veggies (they’ll be more juicy).
After that, you have 2 ways to prepare it:

1) If you already have cooked rice: Slice the cod into small pieces and place it into the pan with the other veggies. Pour in the vegetable broth. Let it cook for a few minutes on medium low heat until the cod is cooked. Add the cooked rice. Shake the pan to be sure all the ingredients are mixed well and they get the flavor.

It should be a little juicy, if it looks dry, add more vegetable broth.

2) the other way: Slice the cod into small pieces and cook it with the vegetables for a few minutes. Add it to the vegetable broth and the uncooked rice. Cook on a medium heat until the rice is cooked. Shake the pan every few minutes.

Bon profit!

Enjoy it!

Bon profit!

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