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.


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!


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?


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.


Sili is the owner and Chief Executive Mami of Organizada Planner  and My Mamihood. She was selected as one of Latina Magazine's top Blogger to Know and Latina Magazine's top 10 Mommy bloggers. Mothering a 6-year old little girl and figuring out why the clean laundry won't automatigically insert itself where it belongs round out her current passions. Sili is deeply committed to changing the world and coaching you right along toward your purpose. She is viciously awesome. Sili raises armies and builds empires. She also bakes cookies and thangs.


  1. I cannot wait to try these “sobrecitos” I’ve heard great things! THose coditos look REAL GOOD!
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  2. Margaret Smith Says: September 28, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    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. Kellie Rose Wilson Says: September 28, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    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. GILDA CAMPOS Says: September 29, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    I would make paella de mariscos!!

  13. Linda White Says: September 29, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    green beans

  14. Barbara Montag Says: September 29, 2012 at 3:50 pm

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

  15. Amanda Sakovitz Says: September 29, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    I would make rice pilaf & chicken stirfry

  16. Brenda Gaines Says: September 29, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    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. Hope Mitchner Says: September 29, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    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. soha molina Says: September 29, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    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. Chicken Noodle Casserole

  27. Linda Lansford Says: September 30, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    I will make chicken and rice

  28. I would make spanish rice to use in enchiladas

  29. Russell Moore Says: September 30, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    arroz con pollo

  30. Sopa de fideos

  31. Neiddy Ruiz Says: October 1, 2012 at 9:05 am

    I would make the Caldo de Res and rice

  32. Cuban Black Bean Stir Fry.

  33. melissa Resnick Says: October 1, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    rice and chicken

  34. Stephanie Larison Says: October 2, 2012 at 1:34 am

    I would make tacos with it

  35. Cindy Merrill Says: October 2, 2012 at 4:05 am

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

  36. Cody Anderson Says: October 2, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    I love to make rice pilaf

  37. Aimee Fontenot Says: October 2, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    I would make Fideo Rojo Sabroso.

  38. Valerie Taylor Mabrey Says: October 2, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    chicken enchiladas
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  39. Chicken Noodle Soup
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  40. Heather S Says: October 2, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    I would make chicken and rice

  41. Melissa JN Says: October 3, 2012 at 8:49 am

    I would definitely make something with rice!

  42. I’d make rum cakes.

  43. Leslie L. Stanziani Says: October 3, 2012 at 1:40 pm

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

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

  45. Mary Somerville Says: October 3, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    I would make fried chicken breast tenders!

  46. kathy pease Says: October 3, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    id make the Spanish Omelet with Egg Whites (Tortilla Espanola) that looks so yummy 🙂

  47. arroz con something- i can’t spell lol- the lime one!
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  48. Starr Greenwell Says: October 4, 2012 at 9:09 am

    the pink beans and rice. love beasn.

  49. chicken noodle casserole

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

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

  52. Thomas Murphy Says: October 4, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    I would make risotto

  53. Ed Nemmers Says: October 4, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    Rice Pilaf!

  54. I would like to make purlo.

  55. LeAnn Headrick Says: October 4, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    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.

  56. Denise Donaldson Says: October 4, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    I would make your macaroni salad! It looks good!

  57. Egg drop soup! Yum!

  58. Richard Hicks Says: October 4, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    would make rice and beans

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  59. Trisha McKee Says: October 4, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    I would attempt to make risotto.

  60. Ashley Tucker Says: October 4, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    I’ll make Chicken and Rice

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

  62. Yellow Rice with Spicy Cornbread!

  63. Leah Shumack Says: October 4, 2012 at 9:50 pm


  64. I would make risotto

  65. cassandra (rab pom) Says: October 4, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    I would make chicken and rice.

  66. Carolyn N. Says: October 4, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    I would make rice and beans!
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  67. I would make enchiladas

  68. Juliann Newton Says: October 4, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    I would make chicken enchiladas!

  69. julie hawkins Says: October 4, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    I’d make sour cream chicken enchiladas

  70. Marcy Strahan Says: October 4, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    I would add it to a chicken & stuffing cassarole!

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