Foods from Puerto Rico That you should Try When you Visit

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The world is gradually becoming a place where people are losing the importance of having good food and this is leading to an adverse effect on people’s health.

While many people think there’s no good food again on earth, the Puerto Ricans believe in using local ingredients such as fresh vegetables in preparing foods delightful to the eyes and mouth.

If you are a foreigner in dire need of good foods, read on and learn about the variety of foods you can buy or make at your convenience.

5 Foods eaten by Puerto Ricans

There are several foods that Puerto Ricans have discovered. However, we will be discussing ten foods from Puerto Rico that we can purchase or make at leisure.

1. Tostones

Tostones are the commonly traditional Puerto Rican food eaten by foreigners or natives during festive periods. It is a food that can be made quickly yet still leaves a man craving for more. Unripe plantains, salt, and frying oil are the ingredients that are needed.

Watch this video to learn about the preparation of Tostones

2. Pernil

Pernil is a slow-roasted marinated pork shoulder that is perfect for family gatherings and dinners. It is served best with Arroz con gandules, sweet potato, saucy Puerto Rico beans, and goat cheese. Garlic, oregano, salt, adobo, and olive oil are used in marinating the food.

Watch this video to learn about how to make this sumptuous food – Puerto Rican Pernil


3. Arroz Con Gandules

Arroz Con Gandules is rice with pigeon peas, and it is a commonly consumed meal by family and friends. It is the nation’s island dish and; should be consumed by any Puerto Rico or foreigner.

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Rice, pigeon peas, sofrito, adobo, and chicken (depending on your style) are the ingredients used in the preparation of this Puerto Rico food.

Watch the video to learn about the preparation Arroz Con Gandules


4. Empanadillas (Puerto Rico Beef Turnover)

Empanadillas are a commonly traditional food or snack that is cooked in Puerto Rico. Flour, butter, salt, adobo seasoning, sofrito, sazon seasoning, ground beef, egg, onion, minced garlic, pepper, and tomato sauce are ingredients needed in the preparation of the food. It can be referred to as holiday food to some people.

Watch this video to learn about the preparation of Empanadillas (Puerto Rico Beef Turnover)


5. Mofongo

Mofongo is a food usually eaten by Puerto Ricans. It is made from unripe plantains and is mashed and molded to the desired shape. Plantain, salt, garlic, broth, and olive oil are the ingredients needed in the making of this Puerto Rico food.

Watch the video below and learn about the preparation Mofongo


If you are a foreigner, foods from Puerto Rico are foods you should explore now!

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