Puerto Rican “Fried Rice”

Puerto Rican Fried Rice

There is just two of us in our little house, which results in a lot of leftovers sometimes.  Especially when it comes to rice. We like rice, no we love rice.  Rice is to Puerto Ricans what potatoes are to Americans. Growing up in a Puerto Rican home the standard meal was rice, beans and… 

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Pastelon Pizza

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Okay, folks, we have made it to the half way point and I mean “we” because I couldn’t have made it to challenge #5 without your help.  This is when things are going to start getting dicey.  I am sure it’s going to be a full on food fight from this point on.  Well, the… 

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Mofongo con Sopa de Mariscos (Plantain Mash and Seafood Soup)

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I am here again ready to battle out another round of Foodbuzz’s Project Food Blog.  Thank you to everyone who voted for me!  You guys rock!  Your support and encouraging words helped me to get my tail in to the kitchen to conquer each weekly challenge. When I saw all the wonderful submissions for challenge… 

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Canoas de Platanos Maduros (Sweet Plantain Canoes)

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Guess what?  I had a canoe for dinner last night! This is when you say in your head, “What? She had a canoe for dinner last night?” and I say, “Why yes!  Yes I did!” It’s not the kind of canoe your thinking of.  You cannot sit in this canoe and float in the water…. 

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Rum Glazed Cornish Hens Stuffed with Sweet Plantains

This Christmas Obed and I spent our first Christmas alone…..well really our second Christmas, since we spent our first Christmas in the hospital.  Last year I was hospitalized on Christmas Eve with chest pains.  Turn out it was a pulmonary embolism, in laymen’s term….I had a clot in my lung. FUN!   Let me tell you… 

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Alcapurria

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When I was a little girl my family was stationed in Georgia for several years and almost every year we would drive down to Florida to spend Christmas with my dad’s family.   My dad’s side of the family is a lively group and a lot of fun.  Every Christmas family and friends would pack into my Titi… 

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Pastelón (Sweet Plantain “Lasagna”)

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Every once in a while I just have to go back to my roots.  I just have to do some down home cooking.  This is how Puerto Ricans do lasagna….Oh Yeah!  When I was in Florida my mother-in-law had suggested that I make a patelón to post on my site.  Why I haven’t thought of it sooner is… 

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