Asopao De Camarones

Recipe by ellie3763


  • 1
    cup short grain rice
  • 6
    tablespoons spices (sofrito, recipe at http ( or or or )
  • 1 12
    teaspoons capers
  • 12
  • 8
    pimento-stuffed olives
  • 4
    cups clam juice
  • 1
    lb 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. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat, cover and cook for 15 minutes.
  • Add 4 cups of clam juice. 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 thinner, add water 1/4 cup at a time.