Go Back

Recipe of Locrio

Local recipe
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Dominican Republic
Servings 4



  • 160 g canned sardine in hot tomato sauce


  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 15 g garlic
  • 3 bell peppers diced
  • 1 celery diced
  • 100 g cilantro


  • 650 ml water depending on the type of rice and your preference
  • 2 pinches salt
  • 450 g rice I used Thai rice.


  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  • Remove the sardines from the tomato sauce (canned) and set aside.
  • Saute garlic, bell peppers, celery and cilantro in olive oil.
    Saute over low heat for about 2 minutes.
  • Add half of the sardines.
    Mix well.
  • Turn the heat to medium and add the tomato sauce.
    Mix well.
  • Add water and salt to taste.
    Bring to a boil.
    Once boiling, add the rice.
    Stir periodically.
  • When the liquid has evaporated, add the rest of the sardines.
    Mix well.
  • Cover and cook over very low heat for 15 minutes.
  • Add the olive oil.
    Mix the rice well from the bottom to the top.
  • Cover with a lid and cook over very low heat for 5 minutes.
    Cook for a few more minutes if necessary.



If you can't find canned sardines in tomato sauce, you can use regular canned sardines, tomato sauce, and chili powder, etc.
Keyword chicken, fish, rice