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Rice with Chayote
(Fritanga — Antigua)


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


  1. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in skillet until hot. Cook and stir chayote over medium heat until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes; remove with slotted spoon.
  2. Cook and stir onion and garlic in 1 tablespoon oil until onion is tender, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in rice; cook and stir until hot, about 8 minutes.
  4. Stir in chayote, tomato, salt and pepper. Cook and stir until tomato is hot, 3 to 5 minutes.
  5. Sprinkle with chives.

Yields 6 to 8 servings.


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