arroz con pollo


ar·​roz con po·​llo ä-ˈrȯth-(ˌ)kȯn-ˈpōl-(ˌ)yō How to pronounce arroz con pollo (audio)
: a dish of chicken cooked with rice and usually flavored with saffron

Examples of arroz con pollo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And rounding out Time Out’s top three is Lima, Peru, where Time Out recommends visitors try signature dishes ceviche and arroz con pollo (chicken and rice). Wire Service, The Mercury News, 31 May 2024 Throughout the week, our group continued to cook Puerto Rican classics, like arroz con pollo. Kathleen Squires, Travel + Leisure, 25 Nov. 2023 There’s curry pasta developed for survivors of the Haiti earthquake, arroz con pollo from a founding member of the Puerto Rico team, Andrés’ snapper suquet served in Mozambique, and lamb massaman curry that fed those fighting and fleeing Australian bushfires. Stephanie Breijo, Los Angeles Times, 18 Nov. 2023 The world is ending but the arroz con pollo at the Colibrí pop-up in Hollywood is keeping life worth living. Carolina A. Miranda, Los Angeles Times, 5 Aug. 2023 The menu includes classics such as lomo saltado, arroz con pollo, ceviche mixto, tiradito and tallarines rojos — a favorite that his mother used to make — but here the spaghetti is handmade tagliatelle, served not with red sauce but a Peruvian pesto. Stephanie Breijo, Los Angeles Times, 20 Dec. 2022 Salchipapas, arroz con pollo, pollada. Stefene Russell, The Salt Lake Tribune, 19 May 2022 This version of arroz con pollo is a comforting one-pot meal that’s full of flavor. Aaron Hutcherson, Washington Post, 30 Jan. 2023 Delirious with hunger, her children begged for arroz con pollo. Kimiko De Freytas-Tamura José A. Alvarado Jr., New York Times, 8 Feb. 2023

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Word History


borrowed from Spanish, "rice with chicken"

First Known Use

1901, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of arroz con pollo was in 1901

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“Arroz con pollo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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