Category Archives: Rice/Risotto


February has been one hell of a month in New York with all the snow and chilly weather so I escaped to Miami.

Posted in Appetizers, Rice/Risotto, Something Different, Vegetarian | 19 Comments


I remember watching Rick Bayless make this green chile chorizo from Toluca, Mexico.  It has always been tucked away in the back of my mind.  When our Creative Cooking Group decided that June’s theme would be “color”.  Pick a color (just … Continue reading

Posted in International Dishes, Latin Contemporary, Meats, My recipes, Paella, Rice/Risotto, Sausage, Spain, String beans, Tapas | 28 Comments

Arroz con Gandules y Chorizo – Rice with Pigeon Peas + Spanish Sausage

Arroz con Gandules is the traditional dish of Puerto Rico.  It is usually served along with our roast pork, Pernil.  You will find this dish being served during the holidays and when having a party, it is sure to be the main attraction.  … Continue reading

Posted in Holidays, Latin Traditional, Puerto Rican - Tipico, Puerto Rico, Rice/Risotto, Sofrito | 38 Comments

Ladies of the Night Blue Plate Special – Plato de Puta – Fried Eggs, Rice and Sweet Plantains

I have no idea how this story started.   Since I could rememeber my Mom would make this dish.  As years passed I learned that they called it…

Posted in Breakfast/Brunch, Eggs, Puerto Rican - Tipico, Rice/Risotto, Something Different, Vegetarian | 32 Comments

Arroz Negro con Pulpo y Camarones a la Parrilla – Black Rice with Grilled Octopus and Shrimp

I remember the first time I saw my Mom make this dish I ran.  The way it’s made in Puerto Rico the rice is grey and it was not very appealing.  The squid comes in its own ink and it’s canned.  Not … Continue reading

Posted in Latin Traditional, Puerto Rican - Tipico, Rice/Risotto, Seafood, Spain | 16 Comments