"Soupy" Rice with Pigeon Peas

by Daisy Martinez

Asopao – the Puerto Rican answer to Italian risotto – is a hearty, stew-like dish that is made from rice, peas, meat and, of course, habanero peppers. Between the asopao’s warmth and the pepper’s heat, Daisy Martinez describes this dish as being “just like a hug.”

About the Author

Daisy Martinez is a New York-born Puerto Rican chef, cookbook author and TV host.