Arroz Amarillo Vegetariano (Vegetarian Yellow Rice)

16 oz jar              Old Havana Foods® Sofrito - Authentic Cuban Cooking Sauce
¼  teaspoon         Pepper
2 tablespoons       Extra virgin olive oil
1 cup                  Vegetable broth
12 ounces            Beer (split into two, 8 oz and 4 oz) – vegetable broth can be substituted
3 tablespoons       Lime juice
8 oz                    Canned small green peas, drained, juice reserved
2 cups                Jasmine rice, highly recommended

1.   Add Old Havana Sofrito - Authentic Cuban Cooking Sauce, pepper, olive oil, vegetable broth, 8 oz beer, lime juice and liquid from peas to pot. Stir well. Bring to a simmer.
2.   Reduce heat to lowest setting, add rice, stir well. Cover pot and simmer 20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes.
3.   Remove pot from heat. Add remaining 4 ounces beer (or broth) and drained peas. Stir well, cover pot, let stand 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
4.   Optional - Serve topped with roasted red pepper strips and freshly steamed asparagus if desired.

Serves 4 to 6.

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