By ALEJANDRA PAULINO, age 12
Try making this delicious, traditional dish from the Dominican Republic.
- 4 cups of rice
- 1 pound of diced Dominican salami (or Kielbasa if you can’t find the salami in a store near you)
- 2 tablespoons of olive or vegetable oil
- 1 cup of tomato sauce
- 1/3 cup of chopped celery
- 1/4 cup of chopped green peppers
- 1 pinch of oregano
- 1 teaspoon of crushed garlic
- 1 teaspoon of chopped cilantro
- 1 pinch of pepper
- Salt according to your taste
- Heat oil over high heat in a pan and add salami.
- Add green peppers, oregano, garlic, celery and cilantro. Cook and stir for 1 minute.
- Add tomato sauce and stir to combine well.
- Add 6 cups of water, lower heat to medium and let it boil.
- Season with salt and taste.
- Add rice and stir often to avoid rice from sticking to pot.
- Once the water has evaporated, cover pot with a tight-fitting lid and simmer over very low heat for 35 minutes.
- After 35 minutes, uncover and stir.
- Taste the rice, and if it tastes like it’s done, then it’s ready to serve. Buen provecho!