Considered a poor man's meal, and a favorite of informal get-togethers, locrio de pica-pica (rice and spicy sardines) has a strong taste I love.
Why we ❤️ it
I read somewhere the phrase "eat colorfully", and by golly, color is not lacking in this locrio de pica-pica. Vegetables not only add vital nutrients but texture and flavor. The original version of this dish usually doesn't include carrots or beans, but doesn't it look better this way?
At least to me, I love it. And if you're one of those who enjoy spicy food, this dish is perfect for you.
Humble and often vexed. This simple dish is a favorite choice when the kitchen is on a budget. For many, it is one of their favorite dishes.
About this recipe
This locrio has a slight spicy touch.
If you have a feeling of deja vu, don't worry, this recipe has been in our collection for many years, but I decided to revisit it to take new photos and write the recipe in a simpler and clearer way.
This recipe yields 6 servings.
[Recipe]Locrio de Pica-Pica Recipe (Rice and Spicy Sardines)
- Sauteing: Take the sardines out of the sauce and reserve the sauce. In a deep bottom pot heat 3 tablespoons of oil over low heat.Add cilantro, garlic, peppers, carrot, celery and peas. Cook and stir for about two minutes. Add half the sardines (reserve the other half), mix well.Increase the heat to medium and add the sauce that the sardines came in.
- Cooking rice: Add water and salt to taste and bring to a boil. When it breaks the boil add the rice. Stir regularly to avoid excessive sticking.When all the liquid has evaporated, add the remaining sardines and mix. Cover with a tight-fitting lid and simmer over very low heat.After 15 minutes uncover, stir, and add the remaining oil. Cover again. After another 5 minutes try the rice. It should be firm but tender inside. If necessary, cover and simmer another 5 minutes.
- Serving: Remove from heat, remove the rice and place in a serving bowl. Peel off the conch and serve on the side.Serve with avocado slices.
Tips and Notes
Nutritional information is calculated automatically based on ingredients listed. Please consult your doctor if you need precise nutritional information.