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Chef Pepín recipe: Rice and Corn

Home-style food to share with the family.

Serves 4 to 6

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, peeled
  • 1½ cups parboiled rice
  • 3½ cups water
  • 2 chicken or ham bouillon cubes
  • 1 packet (or 1 teaspoon) sazón completo (seasoning with cilantro, annatto seeds, garlic, and onion)
  • (Alternative to sazón completo: Sauté 3 tablespoons of oil, a finely chopped onion, ½ seeded bell pepper, and 3 cloves of garlic in a sauce pan with salt to taste.)
  • 2 cups canned, fresh, or frozen whole-kernel corn

See also: Pork roast with sweet plantain stuffing.


  1. Dissolve the bouillon cubes and seasoning packet in water.

  2. Add rice.

  3. Put all the ingredients in a rice cooker, stir thoroughly, cover, and turn on.

  4. Leave on until the timer rings. (If you don’t have a rice cooker, you can cook the rice in a medium saucepan for 17 to 20 minutes, until liquid is absorbed.)

  5. Remove onion, stir mixture thoroughly with a fork, and cover to keep it warm until served.

Courtesy of Chef Pepín

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