The secret to Puerto Rican cuisine is the distinctive sofrito. The Puerto Rican version is made with culantro (saw-leaf coriander, a relative of cilantro) and ajies dulces, sweet cooking peppers.
This recipe is adapted from from Joel Rodriguez, executive chef at San Juan's Ajili Mojili, celebrated for serving authentic Puerto Rican cuisine, "cocina criolla."
Puerto Rican-Style Chicken and RiceMakes 2 servings.
1/2 medium green bell pepper, seeded and cut into cubes
4 medium garlic cloves, peeled
1/2 small onion, peeled and quartered