Main Dishes

Homemade Sofrito

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Preservative free and easy to make. Sofrito is the base for most Latin American and Caribbean meals. It is used in stews, rice dishes, bean dishes and soups. Sofrito is not a single ingredient, but a tomato base concentrate, accented with garlic, onions, cumin, and jalapenos among other things. An arroz con pollo (rice with chicken), or carne guisada (stewed meat) would not be the same without the fabulous flavors sofrito imparts upon these dishes.

5 large Roma tomatoes diced small
1 jalapeno seeded, cored and diced
1 small onion-diced (about ½ cup)
2-3 minced garlic cloves
5-6 sprigs of cilantro
2 t. of cumin
1 t. paprika
1 t. salt
dash of cinnamon
1 T. olive oil
In a skillet, place the olive oil and heat slightly. Add the tomatoes, onion, garlic, and cilantro. Stir fry for about 3-5 minutes on medium heat. Add the spices. Tie the sprigs of cilantro with butcher's...
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Nutritions

Calories
1943

Sodium
4165mg
173% DV

Fat
186g
287% DV

Protein
11g
22% DV

Carbs
42g
14% DV

Fiber
14g
58% DV

If you´re looking for a dish that packs a ton of flavor and is super healthy, look no further. These Smoky Spanish Garbanzos with Herbed Basmati Rice are exactly it. Loaded with flavors, easy to make and done in about 30 minutes.

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  1. To make the herbed basmati rice, add 1 cup (195 grams) basmati rice that has been rinsed under cold running water into a sauce pan, along with 1/2 tsp (.45 grams) dried thyme, 1/2 tsp (.56 grams)...
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