Monday, February 11, 2013
A Junkie Looking For Her Next Fix...Rice and Beans
This last week the desire to eat Spanish food after not eating rice for 2 months now, was too much for me. I had to make some and let me tell you I was in heaven and the trip was delicious!
As Puerto Ricans we eat rice at least 3 times a week. We make it in so many ways, that we never get tired of it and since rice & gandules with some beans on the side is my favorite of all, I had to make some. I don't need nothing else to make me happy. I had to make some because I was like an addict looking for my next fix. I also bake some breaded portabello mushrooms and some breaded eggplant slices along with my breaded brown sugared tofu and steamed ripe platanos. The aroma of my food cooking lingered throughout my apartment complex into the hallway, making my neighbors wonder where was it coming from...2 ladies even knocked at my door trying to find out where that great smell was coming from. Homemade sofrito always causes this aroma to linger around and it is the best smell ever. Sofrito is the key ingredient in making any Puerto Rican rice and beans...hands down its the best ever and a must use ingredient in most of our dishes.
You can find all my recipes are in my recipe file...enjoy.
From my Caribbean Vegan Kitchen to yours...SALUD!