Sofrito Recipe: A Delicious Staple in All Puerto Rican Households
I can say that all of the most delicious recipes in our vast repertoire include sofrito. When I was growing up, my Grandma used to make her own and that delicious aroma is nothing short of heavenly.
But, what exactly is Sofrito, you may ask?
Wikipedia defines sofrito as “a sauce used as a base in Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and Latin American cooking. Preparations may vary, but it typically consists of aromatic ingredients cut into small pieces and sauteed or braised in cooking oil.”
Wiki goes further, explaining the basics of what sofrito means and/or refers to in different countries and cultures. For example, Wiki says that “in Puerto Rican cuisine, sofrito is mostly used when cooking rice dishes, sauces, and soups.”