PUERTO RICAN RED RICE
1 Tbs oil
1 pkg Smokey Links, sliced
1 lg onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 6oz can tomato paste
1/2 lg jar salad olives
1 teas garlic powder
1 1/2 teas dry oregano
1# (2 cups) rice
Heat the oil and the sausages medium sliced,
Onions, olives, and peppers add as they’re diced
Not yet for the paste, but add in the rice
Cook until it’s brown stirring it twice.
Add the rest of the ingredients, mixing well
Three fingers of water over, allow yourself to smell
The aromas as they blend
Cook until the liquid is absorbed and the rice is ten-
This makes me think of Demi, the lady from where this comes
She used to live upstairs from me on Caufield where I’ve from.
She taught my mom to make this, and it’s still a fave of mine
I think of her when I make this dish, each and every time.