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  Olive oil 1 Teaspoon
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), chopped
  Chopped tomato 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Chopped onion 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Cilantro stem and leaves 4
  Chopped green bell pepper 1⁄8 Cup (2 tbs)
  Chopped red bell pepper 1⁄8 Cup (2 tbs)
  Recao leaves 3
  Sweet red peppers 3 Small (0.25 Cup, Ajices Dulce)

1- Chop the above ingredients as indicated, and add them to a pilón (mortar and pestle).

2- Slowly grind and pound the ingredients together for several minutes.

3- The sofrito is now ready to use in a recipe, or you may store any leftover in the refrigerator or freezer.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
South American
Side Dish
Vegan, Vegetarian
If you like Puerto Rican food, this may interest you. Sofrito is one of the basic ingredients required for Puerto Rican food. This video provides step-by-step instructions on how to make sofrito in small quantities as well as large quantities. Worth a watch!

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veg.foodie's picture
this is an interesting blend... i could use this with rice i guess.. would be really peppy! will it cook well if i add it just before finishing the rice?? I want to try this
David Jimenez's picture
It depends on style of rice. Is best to sautee it for about 3-5 minutes in low heat. The flavor will fuse very well.
Anonymous's picture
Hey David, thanks for the suggestion of using this blend. Tried it with basmati rice and the flavor was awesome :))
David Jimenez's picture
I'm glad you did. It's amazing with beans, red, pink, pinto & black. It can be used for soup or stew. I recommend that fresh sofrito be used for this. Happy cooking my friends
Delicious.Thoughts's picture
This sofrito looks delicious and healthy. Could you please tell me what recipes, other then rice it can be made with it ?
Anonymous's picture
we use it on everything we cook its great i love having an puerto rican boyfriend and learning about the culture and im a pretty good cook....
shantihhh's picture
Love Porto Rican cuisine! Sofrito is the heart of the cuisine-also Cuban cuisine. I love the pork Pasteles-have the recipe? Ate them in Old San Juan and they are such a blissful culinary memory!
Anonymous's picture
Mama Fina's on Bellflower Blvd., north of the 91 freeway across from 7/11 in Bellflower, CA has really good pasteles. They are a Dominican/Puerto Rican restaurant. Sometimes they run out of them, but they are really good. They are still not as good as my grandma's, but since she has passed away, it's a good substitute. Senor Big Ed's in Cypress has them also, but they are not as good, but Senor Big Ed's makes better alcapurrias and papa rellenos than Mama Fina's.
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