Claribel Recipes

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Chofan, also known as Dominican-style Chinese fried rice, is an example of the influence of the Chinese-Dominican community on our cuisine. This dish is humble, flavorful, and affordable, and can be found from Santo Domingo’s Barrio Chino to the most remote corners of the country.

You might be wondering why Chofan, a dish with an Asian appearance, is featured on a Dominican
food blog. Here’s something interesting for you…
More than 30,000 people of Chinese origin live in the Dominican Republic, and their influence on
our culture, commerce, education, and gastronomy is very evident.


1⁄2 teaspoon of Claribel Dominican Seasoning with pepper
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 tablespoon of butter
4 large tomatoes, diced, or 1 dozen cherry tomatoes, halved
2 bell peppers, cut into small pieces
3 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 cup of tomato sauce
2 pounds of peeled and cleaned shrimp
1⁄2 teaspoon of salt (or more, to taste)
1⁄4 teaspoon of Claribel pepper (or more, to taste)


To make Chicken Chofan, you can use roasted chicken from the supermarket instead of pork chops. You can also fry 2 raw chicken breasts, diced and seasoned with salt, onion powder, and garlic powder.
If you prefer a vegan version, you can make it with vegetables only, perfect as a side dish with some tofu chop suey. You can also use thin slices of pork, smoked ham, or even salami. My favorite is Shrimp Chofan.
Dominican-style fried rice is best prepared with leftover white rice. Save the rice leftovers in the fridge, and you won’t have to cook rice from scratch for this dish.
It’s not necessary to add water during cooking, as the vegetables release enough liquid to rehydrate the rice. You don’t want the Chofan to be clumpy; it should have loose grains.
You can serve it topped with scrambled eggs, as it’s commonly done in our restaurants.


Cooking the vegetables Heat the oil in a wok (or a large skillet or pot if you don’t have a wok) over high heat. Add the
smoked pork chops and cook, stirring, until they brown.
Add the carrot and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Then add the celery and cook, stirring, for another 30 seconds. Add the onion and bell pepper, and cook, stirring, for another 30 seconds.
Cook the rice Add the cooked rice, green beans, and snow peas, and cook while stirring until everything is well mixed and the rice is hot. Add soy sauce to taste and mix well.
Remove from heat and serve. Garnish with chopped scallions.
If desired, you can add scrambled eggs on top, as it’s commonly served in some restaurants.
Enjoy this delicious Dominican Chofan enhanced with the unique flavor of Claribel seasoning!


Prueba nuestro delicioso Locrio de pollo, la receta tradicional de arroz con pollo dominicano que resalta el sabor auténtico de Claribel Sazon Dominicano. Este plato jugoso y sabroso combina arroz, pollo, vegetales y sazones para crear un almuerzo espectacular que te dejará maravillado/a.

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