INGREDIENTS FOR ARROZ CON SALCHICHAS
This recipe of Arroz Con Salchichas, also known as “mom’s rice,” is quite traditional. It’s budget-friendly by skipping corn and salt pork, a staple in many of my island’s rice recipes. However, if you’d like to include them, fry around a 1/4 cup of salt pork diced before the sofrito is cooked in the pan. Then, add approximately 1 1/2 cups frozen, fresh, or drained canned corn after adding the olives. Here’s everything you require to prepare my simple recipe for Arroz Con Salchichas.
Sofrito Sofrito’s potent Puerto Rican blend of aromatics is the basis of flavor for numerous savory dishes. Sofrito can be canned; however, fresh will always be superior. Try my easy recipe for a classic Puerto Rican Sofrito.
Adobo and Sazon- These spice blends give the rice a stunning golden hue and impart earthy flavors to the food. If you cannot locate adobo or season in your area, I’ve listed the most simple ingredients in the note section on my recipe card.
Tomato Sauce- can add color and acidity to the dish. It adds bite and color to the.
Onion, Garlic, and Cilantro. The aromatics of these three add earthy flavors to the food. Replace the onion with one tablespoon of onion powder and Garlic with 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder. If cilantro isn’t available, you can substitute fresh Italian parsley or leave it out.
Vienna SausagesSmall, open-ended sausages are a bit like hot dogs, but they’re more soft. They add bulk to rice and impart flavor and meatiness. Replace them with any hot dog or sausage.
Typically, within Puerto Rico, medium-grain white rice is the most popular. However, we use the grain Jasmine Rice in this Bytes budget Bytes Kitchen. You are free to use any rice you prefer; adhere to the instructions on the package for cooking times and cooking amounts of liquid.
Capers and olives: olivesThe combination is called Alcaparrado and adds a zing of acidic saltiness to each bite! If you don’t have capers or olives, you can include two tablespoons of distilled white vinegar.