Arroz Con Salchichas

Arroz Con Salchichas aka Rice with Vienna Sausages has for years been known as comfort food in both Cuban and Puerto Rican households, made distinctly with long grain rice, tomatoes, homemade sofrito, green olives, capers, and Latino spices.

I first had the pleasure of having Arroz Con Salchichas at my old boss Jose’s house, one night for dinner. His wife Amanda had gotten Jose’s mom’s recipe and the rest is history. I loved it! Paired with Marinated Chicken, sliced Avocados, and Tostones (fried green plantains) it was delicious!

Arroz Con Salchichas aka Rice with Vienna Sausages has for many years been known as comfort food in both Cuban and Puerto Rican households, made distinctly with long grain rice, tomatoes, homemade sofrito, green olives, capers, and Latino spices.Little did I know back then that Arroz Con Salchichas, is most often made to be an entire meal, some may add a salad, and maybe a side of fried plantains to the equation. Arroz Con Salchichas is also one of those dishes to where if you weren’t brought up on it, or been exposed to it being made properly, you might not like it.

I love yellow rice and I love Vienna Sausages, so the shoe fit for me when I tried it back in 99 at Jose and Amanda’s house that night. Since then I have had a few different versions than Jose’s mom’s recipe and they have all been really good in my opinion.

 

 

Arroz Con Salchichas aka Rice with Vienna Sausages has for many years been known as comfort food in both Cuban and Puerto Rican households, made distinctly with long grain rice, tomatoes, homemade sofrito, green olives, capers, and Latino spicesMy favorite way to eat Arroz Con Salchichas is just paired with some sliced avocados. Simple yet comforting and delicious. If you love Yellow Rice and Vienna Sausages this is the bomb meal. It’s totally on point for being Budget-friendly and amazing tasting.

 
 
Let’s talk about a few of the ingredients:
  • Sofrito: Sofrito is usually made with cilantro, Recao leaves, sweet peppers, annatto seeds, and sometimes have salted pork, ham,  green olives, and capers
  • Vienna Sausages: American Vienna sausages are made similarly to pork wieners, finely ground to a paste consistency and mixed with salt and spices, such as cloves, coriander, nutmeg, onion powder and finely ground, dry red pepper, and come in a small can.
  • Alcaparras (capers): Capers are immature flower buds from the Capparis spinosa or aka the caper bush, which grow all over the Mediterranean. Caper buds are picked before they can bloom into flowers. Then they’re pickled in vinegar or preserved in salt.
  • Bijol Powder: Bijol Powder is an annatto seed powder also called achiote. Annatto or aka Achiote is used to give color and for seasoning popular Latino dishes.
  • Sazon Culantro y Achiote: Sazon Culantro y Achiote is a Seasoning that comes in small envelopes made from coriander, garlic, cumin, and annatto, to add color and flavor to Latin foods.
  • NOTE: These items listed above can usually all be found at almost any market in the International section.

 

 

Arroz Con Salchichas aka Rice with Vienna Sausages has for many years been known as comfort food in both Cuban and Puerto Rican households, made distinctly with long grain rice, tomatoes, homemade sofrito, green olives, capers, and Latino spices.

 
 
 
Ingredients needed:
  • 1/2 cup diced green peppers
  • 1/4 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2  Roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil for frying
  • 2 cups of long grain uncooked rice
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/2 cup Spanish tomato sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Sofrito, homemade or jar version
  • 1/2 teaspoon Bijol Powder or 1 envelope of Sazon Culantro y Achiote
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt, or to taste
  • 3 cans Vienna sausage links, drained and sliced
  • 15 Green olives (optional)
  • 2 Tablespoons capers (optional)
Directions:
  1. Clean rice to remove all debris, I usually rinse 2 or more times.
  2. Saute the green peppers, red peppers, and diced onion in 3 tablespoons of olive oil until softened, add the minced garlic cloves, saute an additional 2 minutes or so. Next, add the chopped Roma tomatoes and let simmer for about 4-5 minutes on low heat.
  3. Place the mixture into a large Calderon or Dutch Oven with a tight-fitting lid. Add the long grain rice, chicken broth, Spanish tomato sauce,  white wine, Sofrito sauce,  Bijol Powder, kosher salt, sliced Vienna sausage links, green olives, and capers. Bring to a light boil, reduce the heat, cover and let simmer on low heat until the rice is cooked approximately 22-30 minutes.
  4. Using a fork fluff the rice carefully and then stir gently.
  5. Serve with salad, fried plantains, or beans.

 

 

 

 

5 from 10 votes
Arroz Con Salchichas aka Rice with Vienna Sausages has for many years been known as comfort food in both Cuban and Puerto Rican households, made distinctly with long grain rice, tomatoes, homemade sofrito, green olives, capers, and Latino spices.
Arroz Con Salchichas
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 
Arroz Con Salchichas aka Rice with Vienna Sausages has for many years been known as comfort food in both Cuban and Puerto Rican households, made distinctly with long grain rice, tomatoes, homemade sofrito, green olives, capers, and Latino spices.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Cuban, Latino, Puerto Rican
Keyword: Arroz Con Salchichas, Yellow Rice, Yellow Rice with Vienna Sausages
Servings: 6 People
Author: hmccallum
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup Green bell pepper diced
  • 1/2 cup Red bell pepper diced
  • 1 small Onion diced
  • 2 Roma Tomatoes chopped
  • 3 tablespoon Olive oil for frying
  • 2 cups Long Grain rice uncooked
  • 1 1/4 cup Chicken Broth
  • 1/2 cup White wine use table wine only
  • 1/2 cup Spanish tomato sauce or plain tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Sofrito homemade or jar version
  • 1/2 teaspoon Bijol Powder or 1 envelope of Sazon Culantro y Achiote
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt or to own taste
  • 3 cans Canned Vienna Sausages drained and sliced
  • 15 Green Olives optional
  • 2 tablespoons Capers
Instructions
  1. Clean rice to remove all debris, I usually rinse 2 or more times.
  2. Saute the green peppers, red peppers, and diced onion in 3 tablespoons of olive oil until softened, add the minced garlic cloves, saute an additional 2 minutes or so. Next, add the chopped Roma tomatoes and let simmer for about 4-5 minutes on low heat.
  3. Place the mixture into a large Calderon or Dutch Oven with a tight-fitting lid. Add the long grain rice, chicken broth, Spanish tomato sauce, white wine, Sofrito sauce, Bijol Powder, kosher salt, sliced Vienna sausage links, green olives, and capers. Bring to a light boil, reduce the heat, cover and let simmer on low heat until the rice is cooked approximately 22-30 minutes.
  4. Using a fork fluff the rice carefully and then stir gently.
  5. Serve with salad, fried plantains, or beans.
 
 
 
 
 
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Arroz Con Salchichas aka Rice with Vienna Sausages has for many years been known as comfort food in both Cuban and Puerto Rican households, made distinctly with long grain rice, tomatoes, homemade sofrito, green olives, capers, and Latino spices.
 
 
 
Arroz Con Salchichas aka Rice with Vienna Sausages has for many years been known as comfort food in both Cuban and Puerto Rican households, made distinctly with long grain rice, tomatoes, homemade sofrito, green olives, capers, and Latino spices.

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