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Rice With Chayote (Fritanga)
from: Mary

Chayote is a relative of squashes and has a gentle flavor. This is a classic dish in Guatemala.


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 medium chayote, pared and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 4 cups cooked rice
  • 1 medium tomato, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 dash pepper
  • snipped chives

Heat 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil in 12 inch skillet until hot. Cook and stir chayote over medium heat until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes; remove from heat.

Cook and stir onion and garlic in 1 tablespoon oil until onion is tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in rice, cook and stir until hot, about 8 minutes.

tir in chayote, tomato, salt and pepper. Cook and stir until tomato is hot, 3 to 5 minutes. Sprinkle with chives.