To get the multi-colored effect of the vegetables in the rice, cut the green beans and bell peppers to about the size of the corn kernels.
Arepas de Queso Colombianos
These flat corn cakes from Colombia are also popular in Venezuela. The precooked cornmeal, which can be called either masarepa or masa precocida, is available in Latin groceries, especially those that feature South American ingredients.
Sweet apple enchiladas for dessert, and gild the lily with a scoop of vanilla, coffe, chocolate, or cinnamon ice cream.
Arroz con Camarones
If you have the time, reserve the shrimp shells and sauté in a little olive oil. Add the chicken broth and simmer together for 10 minutes or so to infuse the broth with shrimp flavor. Strain and set aside until needed for the rice.
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