Arroz Valenciana

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Arroz a la valenciana or Arroz à valenciana is a typical Latin American dish which is also considered as a part of Philippine cuisine. It is considered as the Philippine version of paella. In Chile and Nicaragua it is referred to as a Latin American version of Valencian paella.

Arroz Valenciana, the Filipino version of Paella. So delicious and a great rice dish for the holidays.

Pinoy Arroz Valenciana Recipe


  • 1 small chicken fryer, cut up into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 pound pork cup up into 1-inch pieces and 1/4 inch thick
  • 2 links of Chinese sausage
  • 6 small potatoes, quartered
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 large ripe tomatoes
  • 2 slices of canned pimentos, sliced
  • 1 cup green peas
  • 3 cups rice, boiled in 3 cups of water and 2 cups of coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup oleomargarine
  • 1/4 cup sliced black olives
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Place chicken and pork in frying pan. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until slightly brown.
  2. In a deep saucepan, fry the garlic, onions and tomatoes in oleomargarine in the order given.
  3. Add potatoes, then the chicken, pork, and sausage.
  4. Stir and cover until meat and potatoes are done.
  5. Add water if necessary.
  6. Add the pimentos, peas and olives.
  7. When meat and vegetables are done, remove some of the stock from meat and set aside.
  8. Add cooked rice to meat and mix thoroughly.
  9. Add remaining stock and season to taste. Cook on low heat until mixture becomes quite dry.
  10. Serve on platter. Garnish top with sliced hardboiled eggs, stuffed olives, pimento strips and sprigs of parsley leaves.
Arroz Valenciana by crazycatsville

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