Dinnertime can be chaotic - a mad dash through the evening's activities that doesn't leave a lot of time for languishing in the kitchen over dinner. But we know that dinner can be the one time you spend around the table together and you want to make mealtime matter with your familia. To help you get out of the kitchen but also make a healthy and delicious meal, we have one tip for you: a quick and easy sofrito.
Sofrito is a Puerto Rican staple and an easy way to add Latin flavor to any meal. Use it as a base for soups, stews, and beans; as a marinade for beef and pork; even as a finishing touch to savory pastas. Watch as lifestyle expert Evette Rios shows us how to pull together a quick and easy sofrito below.
Evette Ríos is a Puerto Rican-born television host, lifestyle expert, cook, writer, and Director of Development at Latina Media Ventures. A former field correspondent on ABC’s The Chew and design contributor on Rachael Ray, Evette now hosts CBS’ Recipe Rehab, wherein she and other celebrity chefs provide healthy alternatives to popular dishes. Her Puerto Rican roots, love of travel, and fond memories of home-cooked meals with her family inspire her culinary interests. She lives in New York with her husband, Stephen, and their dog, cats, and pet dove.