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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 upon it, or been exposed to it being made correctly, 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 outstanding, 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 fantastic 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
  • One small onion, diced
  • Four cloves garlic, minced
  • Two Roma tomatoes, chopped
  • Three Tablespoons olive oil for frying
  • Two cups of long-grain uncooked rice
  • One and  1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/2 cup Spanish tomato sauce
  • Two Tablespoons Sofrito, homemade or jar version
  • 1/2 teaspoon Bijol Powder or one envelope of Sazon Culantro y Achiote
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt, or to taste
  • Three cans Vienna sausage links, drained and sliced
  • Fifteen Green olives (optional)
  • Two Tablespoons capers (optional)
 
 
 

Directions:

  1. Clean rice to remove all debris, I usually rinse two 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.
 

 

 

 

 

 

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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Arroz Con Salchichas

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.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Cuban, Latino, Puerto Rican
Keyword: Arroz Con Salchichas, Yellow Rice, Yellow Rice with Vienna Sausages
Servings: 6 People
Calories: 458kcal
Author: hmccallum

Ingredients

  • ½ cup Green bell pepper diced
  • ½ 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 ¼ cup Chicken Broth
  • ½ cup White wine use table wine only
  • ½ cup Spanish tomato sauce or plain tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Sofrito homemade or jar version
  • ½ teaspoon Bijol Powder or 1 envelope of Sazon Culantro y Achiote
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt or to own taste
  • 3 cans Canned Vienna Sausages drained and sliced
  • 15 Green Olives optional
  • 2 tablespoons Capers

Instructions

  • Clean rice to remove all debris, I usually rinse 2 or more times.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Using a fork fluff the rice carefully and then stir gently.
  • Serve with salad, fried plantains, or beans.

Nutrition

Serving: 01 | Calories: 458kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg
 
 
 
 

 

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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.
 
 
 

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25 Comments

  • Reply
    Sara Welch
    May 9, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    I am loving all the flavors in this dish! Will make a great side with a fajita dinner!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      May 14, 2019 at 9:28 am

      Good Morning, Sara, thank you so much!

  • Reply
    Elaine
    May 9, 2019 at 4:53 pm

    So many delicious ingredients in this recipe. They all put this arroz so high – I would imagine there is a ton of flavor (yum)!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      May 14, 2019 at 9:29 am

      Hey there, Ms. Elaine, So thrilled you enjoyed the recipe.

  • Reply
    Suzy
    May 9, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    This rice dish Looks so delicious!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      May 14, 2019 at 9:30 am

      Thank you, Suzy, we love it. I hope you get a chance to try it soon!

  • Reply
    Adrianne - Sweet Caramel Sunday
    May 9, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    I can see why this is comfort food, it looks so hearty and belly warming!! I love the variety of textures in the dish, that definately keeps things interesting. Cheers for sharing!

  • Reply
    Diana Reis
    May 9, 2019 at 3:35 pm

    I love the sneaky bits of salt and tanginess that the olives and the capers add to this. I need this in my life.

  • Reply
    Neli Howard
    April 5, 2019 at 4:19 am

    10 stars, not 5! This looks awesome. I wish I had a bowl right now!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      April 6, 2019 at 9:32 am

      Thank you, Neli, this just made my day. SO happy that you enjoyed the Arroz Con Salchichas recipe.

  • Reply
    TillyEats
    April 5, 2019 at 1:49 am

    I want to eat all of this rice to myself and not share!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      April 6, 2019 at 9:33 am

      Good morning, Tilly, have you ever eaten Arroz Con Salchichas? Oh my gosh, it’s so good!

  • Reply
    Tisha
    April 5, 2019 at 12:43 am

    This looks like such a great rice side dish or even a meal itself!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      April 6, 2019 at 9:34 am

      Arroz Con Salchichas is so good! 20 years ago I had no idea how good it was until Amanda made it that night.

  • Reply
    Jere Cassidy
    April 5, 2019 at 12:18 am

    I love to read about authentic cooking and see all the ingredients. I happen to have some of the spices in the cupboard so will be trying this recipe.

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      April 6, 2019 at 9:35 am

      Hey there, Jere, If you are missing any ingredients or spices for the Arroz Con Salchichas, just look in the Internation Isle a the market and they should have it. Hope you enjoy!!

  • Reply
    Neha
    April 4, 2019 at 11:37 pm

    Love the addition of olives and capers to this recipe. I can’t wait to try it out, looks so yum!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      April 6, 2019 at 9:36 am

      Neha, good morning! Arroz Con Salchichas is wonderful with the olives and capers but is still really good without them. I hope you enjoy.

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