Asopao de Camarones

Asopao de Camarones

  • 1 cup of short grain rice
  • 6 cubes (or Tbs) of sofrito
  • 1 cup diced tomato
  • 1 1/2 tsp of capers
  • 1/2 cup of tomato sauce
  • 8 pimento stuffed olives
  • 4 cups of clam juice
  • 1 lbs of shrimp, peeled and deveined

Pour 1 cup of rice into a bowl and cover with 2 inches of water. Set it aside to soak for 1 hour.

In a large pot heat 1 tbs of olive oil, add 6 cubes (or Tbs) of sofrito, cook for about 4 minutes. Add 1 cup of diced tomato, 1/2 cup of tomato sauce, 1 tsp of capers and 8 pimento stuffed olives, stir till well combined and bring to a simmer. If you are making a variety with chicken, add chicken here. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat, cover and cook for 15 minutes.

Add 4 cups of clam juice. If you are making it with chicken, substitute the clam juice with chicken sauce. Bring the stock to a boil and add shrimp.

Drain the rice, add to the pot and stir. Set to a medium heat, cover and cook for 10 minutes. Cook until the rice is tender and it has a gumbo like consistency. If you want it thicker, lower the heat, cover and cook to desired consistency. If you want it to be "soupy'er" water 1/4 cup at a time.

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