puerto rican food

Fun After-School Snack Idea: Pastelillos de Pizza (Pizza Empanadas) {Recipe}

Recipes

When living in Puerto Rico, we used to eat all kinds of pastelillos, more commonly referred to throughout the rest of Latin America as either empanadillas or empanadas (and sometimes pastelitos too). The fillings varied from pastelillos de carne (ground beef empanadas) to pastelillos de cangrejo (crab empanadas), but some of the most unique pastelillos […]

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Modern Arroz con Maiz: Cooking Puerto Rican Yellow Rice with Corn (in a Rice Cooker) {Recipe}

Puerto Rico

Arroz con maiz (yellow rice with corn) is one of my favorite rice dishes. You may think all yellow rice recipes taste the same, but the different ingredients added to the rice do bring unique flavors and textures to your yellow rice, making for special variations. Arroz con maiz has become a favorite of mine […]

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Recipe Idea for Lent: Ensalada de Bacalao (Puerto Rican Codfish Salad)

Puerto Rico

The Lenten season began yesterday, with Ash Wednesday marking the beginning of a 7-week period of meatless Fridays before the Easter holiday for many households. Growing up in a Latino Catholic household, each year my family honored Cuaresma (Lent) by following the church’s traditions of fasting and abstinence from meat. On Ash Wednesday and every […]

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Sopa de Fideos con Salchichón (Puerto Rican Salami Soup) {Recipe}

Puerto Rico

I recently shared my family’s recipe for Puerto Rican chicken noodle soup, which combines fideos with potatoes and carrots for a wonderful warm soup you’re sure to call comfort food. There’s another Puerto Rican soup that’s just as delicious and just as comforting on cold or rainy days – sopa de fideos con salchichón, or […]

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Puerto Rican Chicken Noodle Soup (Sopa de Fideos con Pollo de Puerto Rico) {Recipe}

Puerto Rico

Though cold winter weather isn’t something we experience in Puerto Rico, this doesn’t stop us from enjoying a nice warm bowl of sopa de fideos con pollo on any given day. Sopa de fideos con pollo de Puerto Rico (because you’ll find sopa de fideos in other Latin American countries as well) is Puerto Rican […]

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