Puerto Rican Cuisine

With roots in Spanish, African, and indigenous Taino cultures, Puerto Rican cuisine features starchy vegetables and meats seasoned with lively, flavorful blends of spices. Perfect accompaniments include fresh tropical fruits, part of daily life in Puerto Rico.

See Popular Puerto Rican Cuisine Recipes

Slow Cooker Chicken Asopao with Smoked Ham and Manchego Cheese

Swanson Broth & Stock

This traditional Puerto Rican chicken soup, with just the right amount of spice, slow-cooks all day so you'll come home to a warm and flavorful dish the whole family will enjoy.

Total: 7 hrs 20 mins

Pina Colada

Ladies' Home Journal

Pina coladas never tasted so good. We added fresh lemon juice to offset the sweetness for this perfect summer drink.

Pastelon

VELVEETA®

Inspired from a traditional Puerto Rican comforting meat pie, this flavorful dish is filled with layers of melted VELVEETA, flavored meat and fried plantains.

Total: 1 hr 15 mins

Island Red Beans

EatingWell

Cilantro, chiles and garlic add rich flavor to kidney beans in this Puerto Rican staple. Leftovers are wonderful reheated for lunch.

Total: 50 mins

Latin-Style Pork Chops

Family Circle

One-Dish Chicken & Rice

EatingWell

This Puerto Rican one-dish chicken and rice stew is rich in flavor.

Total: 1 hr 20 mins

Caribbean Seafood Stew

Better Homes and Gardens

Shrimp and fish fillets cooked in a spicy coconut sauce make for a complete meal. Add some rolls if you like.

Plantain Soup

EatingWell

Shredded plantains and fresh cilantro combine in a refreshing Puerto Rican soup.

Total: 50 mins

Puerto Rican Fish Stew

EatingWell

Bacalao, salted dried codfish, is the defining ingredient in traditional Puerto Rican fish stew, but salt cod requires overnight soaking and several rinses in cool water before it can be used, so we opt for fresh fish in this quick version. Serve with crusty rolls to soak up the juices.

Total: 45 mins

Holiday Hobbit & Caribbean Eggnog: Best of the Blogs

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey set box office records this month by being the highest grossing December movie opening on record. And we agree, it's quite a trip. But maybe we didn't realize just how many devoted JRR Tolkien fans are also food fanatics. A lovely Gingerbread Hobbit Hole, from the blog Sprinkle Bakes, combines everything we love about gingerbread, the Christmas classic, with a pop-culture icon that also happens to deliver some chocolate trimmings (as in window and door frames!) along the way -- to Fantasyland. (Frankly, we also like the idea of a blog devoted to sprinklesread more

10 Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes for Fall

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Easy Pork Recipes for Classic Family Meals

Pork was made for winter, when short days and cold nights give people an excuse for rich, substantial meals. But right at this moment -- although it's mid-February and the ground is covered with snow in much of the country -- it's about 50 degrees outside where I live. And for all I know, you may live in a place that cold weather never touches. Does that mean you can't have pork for dinner? No, no. Go ahead. Pork's main asset is its versatility. You can chop it and put it into Chinese dumplings; you can grill andread more

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