Sancocho is a soup/stew that is very popular in Colombia. The texture is loose like soup but with the depth of a stew. It is made with fresh sweetcorn, a staple food in Colombia, and the spicing comes from a paste called aliños which is made from peppers, cumin, garlic and achiote. This version is best using a boiling hen, but you can use a chicken instead. Sancocho is often eaten alongside rice which you dip into the soup as you eat.