Karen’s Puerto Rican Sofrito Rice
The local cuisine of Puerto Rico comes alive with vibrant colors and a melange of flavors. A few tablespoons of Sofrito will transform everyday rice into zesty deliciousness!
An easy flavorful rice – fluffy & flavorful every time!
Sofrito is a Latin cooking essential – make a batch today!
Measure rice and place it in a bowl to fit, cover with water by 2 inches. Set aside for ten minutes.
Heat a heavy 2 quart pot over medium heat, add olive oil, when hot add 6 tablespoons of the sofrito and cook until translucent and just starting to color – about 5 minutes.
Drain the rice add to the pot with the turmeric. Stir one minute then add the broth or water.
Bring to a boil, stirring – cover and set to low heat and simmer until the broth has been absorbed, about 10 – 15 minutes. Cooking time will depend on the variety of rice.
Season with sea salt; 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon (will depend on the saltiness of your broth.)
HINT: Soaking the rice reduces the cooking time… fluffy every time!!
To serve: Add some chopped cilantro or parsley on top.
* *I have used “Better Than Bouillon” Organic Reduced Sodium Vegetable Base.
See BLOG for many more photos and information about Sofrito – and two more Essential Puerto Rican Recipes.
This recipe may not be reproduced without the consent of its author, Karen Sheer.