Arroz ala Puertoriqueña according to Marco Lobregat
TV Host and mushroom farmer Marco Lobregat chowed down on Arroz al Puertoriqueña today at Sofrito in Salcedo Village.
Looking at IG pic, arroz ala puertoriqueño looks like a less colourful arroz a la cubana, one of his favorite dishes growing up. There’s the fried egg, the fried banana, and the ground meat. The difference is, Marco says, this one has olives and capers instead of raisins and tomato sauce.
This dish is less sweet and a tad saltier because of the differences in ingredients.
Arroz is the Spanish word for rice. In this part of the world, rice is rice but the arroz dishes Marco was probably referring to the meat that went with the rice.
He likened the dish to the Filipinos’ adobo as various regions in Latin America have different versions of it.
Friday I’m in love: Arroz ala Puertoriqueña from #Sofrito Authentic Puerto Rican Homecooking! One of our favorite meals growing up was this dishes cousin, Arroz ala Cubana which is almost the same but probably with different ingredients. I’d say that just like how we have many different versions of adobo, there are also many different variations of this dish in Latin America with adaptations around the world.