Thursday, May 27, 2010

Arroz con Salchichas: Yellow Rice with Hotdogs?

My mother always made arroz con salchichas with the Vienna Sausage that come in a can. I personally have never liked that sausage, so I'm making it with some party sized turkey franks that I had in my freezer since New Years (I know!). I'm going to follow Nathans basic recipe for yellow rice click here with the addition of the franks, and I'm going to attempt to cook the whole thing on the burner (as opposed to the rice cooker).

1 small to medium size onion, chopped
1/2 green bell pepper, or red (whichever you have at hand)
4 garlic cloves, pressed or minced
the equivalent of about 4 regular sized hotdogs sliced
3 cups rice, long grain
4 1/2 cups water
salt to taste
olive oil
a dash of cumin
a dash of bijol
(Bijol is also know as "achiote" or "annotto" powder and it is used for coloring rice. It is used to replace the very expensive saffron in many recipes. Bijol does not really duplicate the saffron flavor, but it does have a unique flavor all its own that is unmistakable in Cuban dishes.)

Sautee your onion, garlic and pepper in olive oil, add the franks, and sautee for a few more minutes. Add the water with bijol, cumin and salt. Bring to a boil and add the dry rice.  Stir. Cover and simmer on low for about 20 minutes. Check at about 15 minutes to adjust for water and to fluff.



  1. How was it? Be honest I can take the pain lol. thanks for the shout out to my blog :)

    I just love yellow rice it can be cooked with almost anything so versatile.

    ANd truth be told I stray from tradition often I've done yellow rice with sweet chinese sausages, soy sauce braised sausages, hot dogs, anything. it marries well.

  2. I turned out really well Nathan. I hadn't made it because of my history with rice, but I followed your instructions and it turned out fabulous.