By Nicole Newman | Jan 29, 2020
With a filmography that spans nearly 40 years, Almodo has always been consistent with his memorable, outspoken, and nuanced female leads.
A vibrant, cold rice salad bursting with the colors and flavors of Christmas—inspired by the ensalada de Nochebuena made with roasted beets, orange, apples, pomegranate seeds and pepitas served on Christmas Eve, my Christmas Eve rice salad is a delicious festive touch I hope you add to your holiday table this year.
For rice: Place the rice, water, and a pinch of salt in a pot, then cover and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and cook on low until tender. Spoon rice onto a baking sheet, spread out and allow to cool completely.
For beets: When handling beets, you may want to use gloves, as beets will stain the hands. Roast beets in a oven. Peel and slice roasted beets.
For apples: Core and slice apples. Add lemon or lime juice to prevent browning.
For rice salad: In a large bowl, combine Mexican crema and broth, season with salt and pepper. Add rice, stir to combine. Add sliced beets, oranges, apples slices, pepitas, and pomegranate seeds.