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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Melian is doing that for a whole new generation, with her takes on pupusas, alfajores de maicena and arroz con pollo. Ann Maloney, Washington Post, 13 Sep. 2022 Others take a less direct path, as in the case of Daniela Galarza and this Puerto Rican-style arroz con pollo. Washington Post, 4 May 2022 There are so many ways to make arroz con pollo, dependent on place, time and the family making it. Washington Post, 2 May 2022 An accomplished cook, Mrs. Phillips was known for her banana pancakes and chicken and rice (arroz con pollo), a dish that paid homage to her Latin roots. Jacques Kelly,, 12 Nov. 2021 See More

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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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Cite this Entry

“Arroz con pollo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 May. 2023.

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