Puerto Rican Recipes

Find top-rated traditional recipes from Puerto Rico—carne guisada, sofrito, tostones, and many more tasty treasures.

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Basic White Rice

Rating: 4.76 stars
It's simple and easy, yet tasty! Being Puerto Rican, I love rice!

Slow Cooker Puerto Rican Shredded Pork

Rating: 4.67 stars
Very tasty and your slow cooker does most of the work. Serve shredded pork in lettuce wraps or in corn tortillas. Top with pico de gallo, chopped cilantro, and avocado.

Maicena (Corn Pudding)

Rating: 4.67 stars
Awesome breakfast pudding. Started with my great grandmother, my mother, then me. Our kids love it! You may add banana slices and mint leaves for touch, taste, and luxury purposes.

Pastelon (Puerto Rican Layered Casserole)

Rating: 4.75 stars
This typical Puerto Rican dish is made up of an interesting mix of ingredients but somehow they all work together. There is a little bit of salty, sweet, and savory all in one bite.

Alex's Sofrito

Rating: 4.5 stars
Living in the States, it has been hard for me to find the original ingredients for traditional sofrito from Puerto Rico, so this is the base I came up with and have been using for years in all of my Latin bean, stew, soup or rice recipes. I always keep a small bowl of it in the fridge and freeze the rest. Enjoy!

Homemade Adobo All-Purpose Seasoning

Rating: 4.9 stars
This seasoning is a staple to have in a Puerto Rican kitchen, but sometimes hard to find where I live. So I started making my own and it's good! Great seasoning for just about anything; my boys love to shake it on fries. Enjoy!

Josephine's Puerto Rican Chicken and Rice

Rating: 3.43 stars
Savory chicken and rice side dish that will complement any table, and will be loved by your family.

Coconut Coquito

Rating: 3.7 stars
Coconut eggnog, a national tradition in Puerto Rico, this is the quintessential holiday drink.

Inspiration and Ideas

How to Make Puerto Rican Pasteles for Christmas
Celebrate Christmas with savory homemade pasteles - a Puerto Rican holiday tradition.