Puerto Rican Recipes

7 Puerto Rican Recipes You Can Easily Make At Home

It’s no secret that food in Puerto Rico is one of its (many!) highlights, so we’re sharing some of the best Puerto Rican recipes from expert bloggers. These are the people at the very top of their game making delicious food so let’s shine a light on their seriously tasty skills.

We recently featured the Best Puerto Rican Restaurants in America.  There is a huge community in the States who are passionate about the food from their homeland. With flavoursome rices, smokey meats and seafood, we can see why.

Make sure to bookmark all these recipes and follow the authors to keep up with their new recipes. They all really know what they are talking about when it comes to Puerto Rican recipes – and food in general!

Delicious Puerto Rican Recipes to Cook at Home

1. Mama’s Puerto Rican Chicken and Rice

You won’t be able to resist Mama’s Puerto Rican Chicken and Rice, also known as Arroz con Pollo. This one pan dinner is made with homemade adobo seasoned chicken, sofrito and savory rice. You’ll make this recipe again and again!

The blog and recipes are created by Monique, with a big focus on wellness.

Mama’s Puerto Rican Chicken and Rice

2. Vegan Arroz Con Gandules

Kelly, who is the creator of this dish, makes comfort food for vegans and is the author of several cook books. You won’t miss the animal products for even one second when eating this wonderful treat. It’s a classic PR dish with a plant-based twist.

3. Stewed Puerto Rican Beans And Domplines

These simple stewed Puerto Rican beans (habichuelas guisadas) and domplines (puerto rican fry bread) are super quick to make, but bursting with flavor! Ready in less than 30 minutes, it’s the perfect vegetarian weeknight meal.

The recipes are created by Amanda, who is known as ‘Betty Crocker’ to all her friends. They are family friendly with some absolute classics on her blog.

4.  Pollo Guisado (Puerto Rican Chicken Stew)

Toss chicken and a bunch of simple, yet flavorful ingredients into a pot, cover and cook until the chicken is ready.  It’s really that simple, using some basic Latin pantry staples!

The recipe was created by Jannese, who is a passionate foodie and has a huge selection of dishes you will keep coming back to.

5. Garlic Tostones

Garlic tostones are basically fried plantains that have been pre-soaked in a garlic water to give them extra flavor. Incredibly simple steps guide you through to a delicious end product.

This authentic recipe is created by Lindsay a former 4th grade teacher, now a full time blogger.

Puerto Rican Recipes

6. Puerto Rican Ham Bone Soup

Shake up your ham and bean soup with this Puerto Rican version with beans and vegetables. This is the definition of everything that is good about the food from this part of the world.

The recipe was created by Dr. Dan (yes, he is a real doctor!). His food is perfect for home cooks starting out with bold, delicious flavours.

Puerto Rican Recipes

7. Picadillo

This is a very traditional home-style dish that you’ll find in Spain and many Latin American countries. It has countless variations, and one may argue theirs is the best. You’ll find that this recipe though, is super authentic.

It is created by Alpana, who lives in Florida and cooks wonderfully wholesome food on her blog.

Puerto Rican Recipes

Big 7 Travel Team