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Puerto Rican Arroz Con Pollo

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

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Puerto Rican Arroz Con Pollo

Many variations of arroz con pollo can be found throughout Latin America and the Caribbean but some claim that it is the unofficial national dish of Puerto Rico. The dish, literally meaning “rice with chicken,” is thought to have originated in Spain and has definite similarities with the popular Spanish dish, paella. The pimiento-stuffed green olives in this version are a signature addition from Puerto Rico.

Pan-Fried Plantains

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

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Pan-Fried Plantains

Plantains look similar to a banana but they are starchier and not as sweet. They are a popular ingredient in many countries around the world, especially in the tropical regions such as the Caribbean. When simply fried they make a great appetizer or side dish.

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