Colon Family Recipe – Arroz Con Pollo
Brown 1 whole cut up chicken with 1 cup diced sauteed green pepper and 1 large diced onion and 1/4 cup diced garlic, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper
Add 4 cups of water to pot along with 2 cups of uncooked rice, 1 cooked cut up pimento, 1/2 cup green olives, 1/4 cup capers, 1 TBLS tomato paste and 1 TBLS saffron, then add 1 can cooked (pigeon peas drained) [or peas and carrots (drained)]
Cover and simmer on medium, stirring occasionally until rice is cooked and water is absorbed.
Serve with black beans and chopped onions, cooked plantains, and avocado slices. This recipe is always better the next day if there is anything left over.
copyright Eliza March 2016