Puerto Rican Rice Recipe

Posted by
Rate It!
Puerto Rican  Rice
Add your photo!



  1. SOFRITO:.
  2. Puree the cubanelle, onion, garlic, cilantro, tomato and hot peppers (if using) in a food processor.
  3. RICE:.
  4. In a large dutch oven, heat the oil over medium heat.
  5. Cook the ham, stirring occasionally, until it starts to crisp (about 4 minutes).
  6. Add the sofrito, olives and capers.
  7. Cook, stirring, until the liquid evaporates (about 5 minutes).
  8. Add the rice.
  9. Cook, stirring, until is sizzles (about 2 minutes).
  10. Stir in the peas or beans, water and salt.
  11. Bring to a simmer and simmer, uncovered, over medium-high heat until almost all the liquid is absorbed (about 10 minutes), reducing the heat to medium once the water is below the level of the rice.
  12. Stir gently.
  13. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook, undisturbed, for 30 minutes.
  14. Fluff with a fork.
  15. Let stand for 10 minutes.
Kitchen-Friendly View

Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 255.58 Kcal (1070 kJ)
Calories from fat 71.77 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.97g 12%
Cholesterol 3.12mg 1%
Sodium 684.36mg 29%
Potassium 736.65mg 16%
Total Carbs 33.43g 11%
Sugars 0.12g 0%
Dietary Fiber 7.94g 32%
Protein 13.71g 27%
Vitamin C 0.9mg 2%
Iron 2.5mg 14%
Calcium 84.2mg 8%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 138.43 Kcal (580 kJ)
Calories from fat 38.88 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.32g 12%
Cholesterol 1.69mg 1%
Sodium 370.68mg 29%
Potassium 399mg 16%
Total Carbs 18.11g 11%
Sugars 0.07g 0%
Dietary Fiber 4.3g 32%
Protein 7.43g 27%
Vitamin C 0.5mg 2%
Iron 1.4mg 14%
Calcium 45.6mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
Search recipes
by ingredients
Construct & Analyze
Your Recipe

Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 5
  • 6

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • cholesterol free,
  • sugar free,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

Share Recipe

Get Your Recipe of Health!
Follow RecipeOfHealth on Facebook!
Scroll to top