Rico FoodsSofritos & Recaitos are sauteing sauces used in spanish cooking where the primary ingredients or base are green peppers, onions, garlic, cilantro, and corriander. Sofrito is used in making rice, beans, stewed, or pot roasted meats. Two key ingredients that make Sofrito more than just a pepper and onion base are the sweet chilli peppers and the herbs that are added. Sofrito was often made at the moment of use by placing the ingredients in a mortar and pestle, and grinding the paste prior to cooking. The best method for modern times is using Rico Sofrito & Recaito!