Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Abdiel's Panamanian Recipe

Panamanian foods are very varied, but with a nutritional value, so I am giving you only one recipe. I hope you like it. (From Abdiel )

Sazon Rice
1. 1 cup Basmati rice, uncooked
2. 12 ounces water or broth
3. 1/4 cup stuffed green olives, sliced if desired
4. 1/2 tablespoon olive brine, to taste
5. 1/3 cup cooked garbanzo beens
6. 1 mediium potato, peeled and chopped
7. 1 teaspoon olive oil
8. 1/2 teaspoon salt
9 1/4 teaspooon pepper
10 2-3 teaspoons dry sazon ( may use seasoned adobo)


First of all, you should buy everything listed above. Second, combine all ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Third, reduce heat, cover, and simmer for about 15-20 minutes or until water is absorbed and rice is tender. Finally, allow to sit 5-10 minutes undisturbed, then remove lid and fluff rice with a fork before serving. After that , you can enjoy with your family that delicious Panamanian food.
Additional information:
1, You can cook everything together, or you can lightly fry the ingredients separately for a couple of minutes, but after that, you must put everything together ( same as when you are cooking white rice).
2. Sazon or adobo is something used as a seasoning
3. Pepper is a red or green pepper, but also you can put a small green chili (Mexican pepper ). That is for a better taste or flavor.