I have many
friends of Puerto Rican decent and they have all contributed
to the recipe below, which is absolutely fabulous. I keep Sofrito
on hand to make this recipe, which I will also instruct you on
4 Green, Red,
or Orange Bell Peppers
2 Large White Onions
1 Head of Garlic
In food processor
pulverize all the ingredients above. Strain out all juices. Spread
out in baking pan (7" X 10" or there about). Freeze.
Cut into 2 inch squares and place in freezer container for future
is great in hamburgers too.
Rice and Beans
It's a good
idea to have all the ingredients measured ahead of time.
2 tbs. Olive
1 or 2 squares Sofrito
2 cloves garlic (chopped fine)
1 Tomato Sauce (small can)
1 envelope Sazon (from supermarket)
10-12 Pimento Olives
1 can rinsed drained Pink Beans
2 cups washed Long Grained Rice (I use Carolina Rice)
1 tbsp. Onion Powder
2 tsp. Oregano
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/2 tsp. Pepper
Water (must equal 4 cups water)
In deep pot
place the Olive Oil, Sofrito and garlic. Simmer on medium/low
flame for two minutes - add can tomato sauce - cook another minute.
Add the Sazon
envelope and olives stir mixture and continue to simmer ingredients.
Add 1/2 cup of water to mixture. Stir and continue simmering.
Open the can of Pink Beans and rinse them in strainer under water
before you add them to the pot. Add the remaining ingredients
except the water (Sofrito, Onion powder, Oregano, salt, and pepper).
Cook for 5 minutes.
Place 2 cups
of rice to strainer and rinse under water several times before
adding to the other ingredients in the pot. Add remaining water.
Cover and simmer low flame for 15-20 minutes until all water
is absorbed. DELICIOUS !!!