Cheap Meals

Arroz Con Salchichas

6 servings


45 minutes

total time


1 Tbsp cooking oil ($0.04)

1 tsp adobo* ($0.10)

1 packet sazón** ($0.19)

1/4 cup diced yellow onion ($0.19)

1 Tbsp minced garlic ($0.24)

1/4 cup sofrito ($0.36)

2 Tbsp tomato sauce ($0.06)

2 Tbsp pimiento stuffed Spanish olives ($0.30)

2 tsp capers ($0.21)

2 5oz. cans Vienna sausages ($1.50)

2 cups long-grain white rice ($0.74)

2 1/2 cups chicken broth, boiling ($1.12)

1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves for garnish ($0.11)


Add the cooking oil to a large heavy-bottomed pot set over medium-high heat. Add the adobo and sazón and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the diced yellow onion and cook until translucent, about 2 minutes. Add the minced garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

Add the sofrito, tomato sauce, green olives, and capers to the pot, and cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes. In the meantime, slice the Vienna sausages into 1/2-inch-thick rounds and rinse the rice until the water runs clear, making sure to drain off all excess water after rinsing.

Add the sliced Vienna sausages to the pot and sauté until browned.

Finally, add the rinsed rice and boiling chicken broth to the pot. Stir and bring to a hard boil, with large bubbles breaking through the surface of the rice. Stir once more, turn the heat to low, and cover the pot.

Simmer the rice over low until the rice is tender, about 15 minutes. Take the pot off the heat, but leave it covered. Let it rest, covered, for 10 minutes. Uncover, stir the rice, taste, and adjust the seasoning to your liking. Stir in cilantro leaves then serve yourself a big bowl full and prepare to chow!


Serving Size



376 kcal

Total Fat

13 g

Saturated Fat


Unsaturated Fat


Trans Fat





940 mg

Total Carbohydrate

54 g

Dietary Fiber

2 g

Total Sugars



11 g

6 servings


45 minutes

total time
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