Puerto Rican Chicken and Rice

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Appears in
Caribbean Food Made Easy

By Levi Roots

Published 2009

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This is one of my favourites. The colours are wonderful and, when you take it out of the oven, you just want to get stuck in. Scrumptious. Similar to Spanish paella, it is a dish that just looks after itself. Don’t be tempted to stir – just let the pot do the work on its own.


  • 175 g (6oz) basmati rice
  • 3 tbsp sunflower or groundnut


  • Wash the rice in a large bowl, changing the water until it runs clear. Heat the oil in a casserole 30 cm/12 in. in diameter (if you don’t have one, use a heavy-based frying pan). Sprin