|Puerto Rican Sofrito|
One of the things that make Puerto Rican cuisine unique is the flavor of sofrito. Sofrito is a multipurpose seasoning that makes rice and beans, asopao, and many other dishes from Puerto Rico, special.
Sofrito contains: onions, green peppers, garlic, ajies dulces, cilantro (Chinese parsley), fresh oregano, and regao/culantro (Long tooth coriander). All ingredients are then placed in a food processor and process until smooth. The sofrito is then stored in a well-sealed container in the refrigerator. Sofrito is available in supermarkets on the island, and can be found abroad in specialty markets.