Tuesday , 2 September 2014

Sobrecitos Con Sabor

(packets with flavor)

I recently realized that I Instagram, Pin and Tweet a lot about food. It doesn’t come as a surprise although I must admit I don’t blog about it as often as I’d like (possibly because I’m usually busy stuffing my face).

Food is a biggie in my house (once we got past the passive aggressive fight to gain control of the kitchen). This week, I got a chance to show Papi something he didn’t know about. And let me tell you, he gave me the high eyebrows head nod which is pretty darn good.

See, Papi has always loved cooking. And I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard him say that he doesn’t cook with bouillon cubes because he has no patience for those things to dissolve. So when I heard about these new Mazola® Sobrecitos™, I had to try them.

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I didn’t want to try them on traditional dishes (well, I did but I wanted to come up with something more).  See, I like the flavors of these sobrecitos. And, while I liked the flavors of the cubes in the past, I had a lot of limitations (like, it had to be something that would let the cubes dissolve).

This time around, I drizzled my macaroni and crab salad with a packet of the chicken flavor and it was genius if I do say so myself!

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This was the only picture I was able to capture of the salad. Alas, I made the mistake of thinking I could eat before setting up for a photo. By the time I went back, this salad had pretty much disintegrated in the tummies of those I love. I actually boiled the pasta with a little of the powder first to get that flavor right in to the macaroni. Seasoning my salad with the rest of the powder just brought out such a good flavor. Not too salty and full of flavorful.

Of course, I wasn’t satisfied with just this so, when I made black eyed peas the other day, I used a sobrecito and again, it delivered. Both in flavor and in ease-of-use. Side note, what’s the Spanish translation for black eyed peas where you’re from?

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Maybe it’s the fact that Mazola® Sobrecitos® are made with natural sea salt or maybe it’s that I don’t have to stand in front of the stove either 1. stirring the pot in hopes that the cube has dissolved and praying that if it hasn’t it doesn’t end up in my plate or 2. hunting for said cube with one spoon so that I can smash it with a second spoon. Really? Do we have to do all this work for the flavor? I can now answer a resounding no to that!

Back to Papi. I was telling him about this because I was sautéing (guizando) some chicken for him and I added el sobrecito de tomate (I love that they have the “traditional” chicken flavor and this). Of course, he wanted to know what it was that I’d just sprinkled in to the pan. Not only did it give it just the right flavor I was looking for but it added a nice red glow to the chicken. Again, I’m a horrible blogger for not having perfectly plated food but, I did not learn from the macaroni salad experience and by the time I ate, got the frog princess bathed and in bed, all that was left was the empty pan.

Needless to say, these have become the go-to flavor in my kitchen. I’m happy to say that I caught Papi using a chicken-flavored Sobrecito yesterday. He was making a pot of beans. And again, he gave me the high eyebrows nod which for him, is the ultimate hats off to another cook.

Are you ready to try these yummy Sobrecitos for yourself to see if you agree?

Enter below for a chance to get your very own Mazola® Sobrecitos® AND a $25 Walmart gift card! You should also share your dish with me. That’’s not a requirement, per se but, it would be a nice thing to do for me if you win. Don’t you think?

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Disclosure: This is part of a sponsored campaign with Latina Mom Bloggers and Mazola® Sobrecitos®. However, all opinions expressed are my own.

About Sili

Sili is the owner and Chief Executive Mami of Mamihood Media and My Mamihood. Selected as one of Latina Magazine’s top Blogger to Know in 2014 and Latina Magazine’s top 10 Mommy bloggersin 2013, My Mamihood was described as “a haven for fashion inspiration, baby concerns, must read books and even tech musings! This blog will keep you reading for hours…” When not appearing on top 10 lists or speaking passionately about those things she holds near and dear to hear heart, this Afro Latina loves hanging out with her frog princess, helping others, trash talking in her setting up all-girl Fantasy football leagues, reading and finding new gadgets to play with. She is currently punishing herself by pursuing an MBA with a concentration in social media from Southern New Hampshire University on hiatus from school much to the chagrin of her Type A personality.

70 comments

  1. I cannot wait to try these “sobrecitos” I’ve heard great things! THose coditos look REAL GOOD!
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  2. I’d love to make the Pink Beans and Yellow Rice

  3. I would make rice pilaf. Thank you so much for the giveaway! :)

  4. I would give this to my wife. She knows how to use it very well.

  5. I would make risotto

  6. I’d make Arroz con Cilantro y Limón, it looks so good!

  7. yellow rice and cornbread!

  8. I’d make a chicken noodle casserole.

  9. I’d make chicken curry

  10. I would make chilaquiles the way my Mom used to!

  11. I still use the traditional cubitos and can’t wait to try these new sobrecitos. They will be perfect for a sancocho, right? ;-)
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  12. I would make paella de mariscos!!
    lic_gcampos@hotmail.com

  13. green beans

  14. I’m use this for making my black beans and brown rice casserole.
    Thank you.

  15. I would make rice pilaf & chicken stirfry

  16. i would make some arroz con pollo

  17. Yum, we cook great tasting food with Mazola Sobrecitos at my home

  18. I would make Arroz con Cilantro y Limón

  19. I would probably make risotto. My mouth is watering terribly from reading your blog post. lol

  20. I would try to make chicken and rice soup.

  21. chicken and rice!

  22. I;d make tacos.

  23. i might make tacos or chicken noodle casserole

  24. I would make a rice/lentil/spinach stew!

  25. I’d love to add this to my baked macaroni and cheese! Thanks.

  26. I will make chicken and rice

  27. I would make spanish rice to use in enchiladas

  28. arroz con pollo

  29. Sopa de fideos

  30. I would make the Caldo de Res and rice

  31. Amy Z
    Twitter: getbackzack

    Cuban Black Bean Stir Fry.

  32. rice and chicken

  33. Stephanie Larison

    I would make tacos with it

  34. Cindy Merrill
    Twitter: foodhistorian

    Hmm. I wonder how this would go added to pasta? I would try it on hot penne pasta.

  35. I love to make rice pilaf

  36. I would make Fideo Rojo Sabroso.

  37. Valerie Taylor Mabrey

    chicken enchiladas
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  38. Chicken Noodle Soup
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  39. I would make chicken and rice

  40. I would definitely make something with rice!

  41. I’d make rum cakes.

  42. Leslie L. Stanziani

    I would make chicken and rice and also use it in turnip greens.

  43. I would use this to make red beans and rice

  44. Mary Somerville
    Twitter: maxfate

    I would make fried chicken breast tenders!

  45. id make the Spanish Omelet with Egg Whites (Tortilla Espanola) that looks so yummy :)
    http://www.mazola.com/recipe/Spanish_Omelet_with_Egg_Whites_-Tortilla_Espanola-

  46. arroz con something- i can’t spell lol- the lime one!
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  47. the pink beans and rice. love beasn.

  48. chicken noodle casserole

  49. I’m not sure it has a name, it’s a chicken and rice and black bean thing my mil makes lol.

  50. Would use the tomato one to add to a Red Bean and Meat dish.

  51. I would make risotto

  52. Rice Pilaf!

  53. I would like to make purlo.

  54. I will make something that I can take over to my neighbors. They are such good people and she is my best friend so I would like to do something nice for them.

  55. Denise Donaldson

    I would make your macaroni salad! It looks good!

  56. Egg drop soup! Yum!

  57. would make rice and beans

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  58. I would attempt to make risotto.

  59. I’ll make Chicken and Rice

  60. I’d make the recipe for Arroz con cilantro y limón I found on their site!

  61. Yellow Rice with Spicy Cornbread!

  62. Stirfry

  63. I would make risotto

  64. cassandra (rab pom)

    I would make chicken and rice.

  65. I would make rice and beans!
    cjnedrow at gmail dot com

  66. I would make enchiladas

  67. I would make chicken enchiladas!

  68. I’d make sour cream chicken enchiladas

  69. I would add it to a chicken & stuffing cassarole!

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