Arroz a la Valenciana

Arroz a la Valenciana is a rice based dish using glutinous rice, chicken, pork, coconut milk, vegetables and spices. It is similar to paella but instead of including various seafood like mussels, prawns, squid, clams and crabs in the dish, arroz a la valenciana uses pork and chicken only or some chorizos. This dish is actually a Latin American dish that is also part of the Filipino cuisine.

To cook this dish; Boil the malagkit-rice mixture, salt, and coconut milk in a saucepan. Stir once in a while to prevent burning. Fry the chicken-pork pieces in hot oil; set aside. In the same fat, render off color from atchuete seeds; discard seeds. Saute garlic, onion, and add tomato sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Add the fried meat and simmer until tender. Add the rice mixture; blend well. Add the rest of the ingredients and combine lightly. Arrange on a platter and garnish with hard-boiled eggs and strips of parsley. See below for the complete recipe with the list of the ingredients with exact measurements.



 

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How to Cook Arroz a la Valenciana
 
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Recipe type: Rice Recipes
Cuisine: Filipino
Serves: 12 servings
Ingredients
  • 1-1/2 cup glutinous rice (malagkit)
  • 1-1/2 cup white rice
  • 1-1/2 tsp. salt
  • 5 cup coconut milk
  • ½ cup oil
  • 1 young chicken cut into serving pieces
  • ¼ kg. pork, cut into serving pieces
  • 2 tbsp. garlic, macerated
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 8-oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. white pepper
  • ¼ tsp. paprika
  • 2 Tbsp. atchuete seeds or annato seeds
  • 6 potatoes, quartered and fried
  • 1 small can sweet peas
  • 1 red-sweet pepper, sliced
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, sliced
  • parsley
Instructions
How to cook arroz ala valenciana
  1. Boil the malagkit-rice mixture, salt, and coconut milk in a saucepan. Stir once in a while to prevent burning.
  2. Fry the chicken-pork pieces in hot oil; set aside.
  3. In the same fat, render off color from atchuete seeds; discard seeds.
  4. Saute garlic, onion, and add tomato sauce. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Add the fried meat and simmer until tender.
  6. Add the rice mixture; blend well. Add the rest of the ingredients and combine lightly.
  7. Arrange on a platter and garnish with hard-boiled eggs and strips of parsley.
  8. Good for 12 persons.

 


Arroz a la Valenciana