Rice – el arroz
(Pronounced ah-rohth) (the 'o' is like the 'o' in 'off')
To remember that rice is pronounced ah-rohth (arroz) in European Spanish, use the following mnemonic:
The rice got in a froth (arroz) when she found out she would be boiled.
Arroz is masculine, so it's el arroz. Imagine an elephant eating a huge bowl of rice.