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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Show Us Your Heinz: Hot & Spicy BBQ Oven Smoked Ribs

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This post brought to you by Heinz Ketchup. All opinions are 100% mine. The big game is right around the corner. Are you ready for some football!? Are you ready for some awesome Super Bowl commercials?! I watch the commercial as much as I watch the game. Well, let me be really honest. I watch… 

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Coquito and Puerto Rican Christmas Spread

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Christmas is just a few days away and holiday parties are in full swing.  In fact I already have a few fabulous parties under my belt.  Christmas is a huge, huge deal back home in Puerto Rico and it lasts well past Christmas day.  Christmas starts the first day after Thanksgiving till January 6 which… 

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Spicy Malta Pulled Pork

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Pork is a big deal in this home.  It could have something to do with being Puerto Rican.  It’s the choice meat on our little island. Seriously, instead of a Christmas ham we roast pig with the skin on until crispy.  We even have Christmas songs about roasted pig.  It’s titled “That Poor Pig”. Ese… 

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Wild Mushroom Risotto

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This is how a regular conversation with OB goes about an unknown/not previously used ingredient, when he accompanies me to the grocery store.  ”Ooooooh oyster mushrooms!” “What are those?” “Oyster mushrooms, smell them,” “They smell like fish!” “That is why they are oyster mushrooms.  I’m going to get some!” “What for?” “To cook with…duh!” “What are you… 

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Sopón de Patitas de Cerdo con Garbanzos (Trotters and Garbanzo Bean Stew)

Growing up as a military brat I lived in many different places, but my mother always did her best to keep the food authentic in our home.   No matter where we lived when you walk through the doors of our house you spoke Spanish and it was likely that rice and beans were going… 

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Roasted Grape Demi Glaze Pork Tenderloin

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I’m back!  These last two months have been consumed with trying to finish up the last bit of my course work and cramming as many internship hours has humanly possible.  Which has culminated into total exhaustion and a lot of take out food.  Finally I can see my regularly scheduled life on the horizon and I promise… 

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