Panama Cuisine



Want to sample a basic Panamanian dish made in your own kitchen?  It’s not hard at all as the everday cuisine is simple, but delicious —

real comfort food!   The key to its goodness is the availability in Panama of the  freshest ingredients  imaginable.  Here is a version of a

national favorite:


* 1 chicken, cut up
* 3 cloves garlic (less if preferred)
* 1 sweet pepper
* 2 onions
* 1 tomato
* 1 & 1/2 cups of rice
* 3 cups of water
* a pinch of saffron
* salt & pepper to taste

Saute chopped onions, sweet pepper, tomato, and garlic in a little bit of oil.  Add water, saffron, chicken and washed rice.  Bring to a

boil over high heat, then cover and cook over a low flame until done, stirring once or twice during cooking.  Will take approximately

50 minutes — make sure chicken and rice are done.