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Colombian Arroz Atollado

  • Prep 45 min
  • Total 1 hr 15 min
  • Ingredients 14
  • Servings 6
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Ingredients

4
tablespoons canola oil
1
medium red bell pepper, chopped
1
medium yellow bell pepper, chopped
2
garlic cloves, chopped
1
medium onion, chopped
1/2
lb pork meat, chopped
1/2
lb beef, chopped
2
large chicken breasts, boneless, chopped
1
cup of noodles, broken into 1 inch pieces
3
cups of long grain white rice
6
cups of water
Salt to taste
1
bouillon (for color)
1
chicken bouillon

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
760.4
% Daily Value
Total Fat
27.1g
42%
Saturated Fat
6.7g
33%
Cholesterol
104.6mg
35%
Sodium
500.3mg
21%
Total Carbohydrate
87.3g
29%
Dietary Fiber
1.3g
5%
Sugars
1.8g
Protein
38.4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
140.60%
141%
Calcium
4.80%
5%
Iron
16.70%
17%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Nutrition information for this recipe is estimated using a leading nutrition calculation application, but is an estimate only.  Actual nutrition values will vary based on the exact ingredients or brands you may use.

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Expert Tips

If you like greens, you can add peas, these can add a delicious flavor and more color.

You can accompany the rice with fried plantain or French fries and tomato sauce.

Directions

  • 1 In large saucepan, pour two tablespoons of canola oil to medium heat. Add peppers, garlic and onion. As soon as they are golden, add the meats (pork, beef and chicken), and stir-fry. Stir well and allow the meats to cook completely, for about 10 minutes or until the meat is no longer pink.
  • 2 In small saucepan, add the two remaining tablespoons of oil; stir-fry the noodles until they take a golden brown color, but be careful not to burn them. Remove from heat and reserve.
  • 3 n a large pot, at low heat, combine the vegetables and meats, noodles and lastly the 3 cups of rice, and stir well. Add the 6 cups of water, salt to taste and the color and chicken bouillon. Cook rice until water has evaporated for approximately 20 to 30 minutes. Lower heat and cover pot. Cook for another 20 minutes.
  • 4 Serve hot.

I'm sure many would agree this dish is part of the Colombian gastronomic tradition. I love it because of its simple preparation and the fact that it yields many portions. A delicious combination of meats, vegetables and rice cooked to perfection. In my family it was customary to let tía Adriana cook it, she was appointed by the whole family, since she was the number one expert in making the recipe for Arroz Atollado. There are two important secrets in the preparation of this dish, the first one is that the rice grows perfectly among the meats that accompany it; it cannot be too dry or too wet, and especially not plump. The second secret is to allow the right amount of cooking time to each ingredient. Today, I want to introduce to you another family recipe made with a lot of love, tradition, and of course, lots of Colombian flavor.

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Marcela Lara Marcela Lara
May 18, 2016

I'm sure many would agree this dish is part of the Colombian gastronomic tradition. I love it because of its simple preparation and the fact that it yields many portions. A delicious combination of meats, vegetables and rice cooked to perfection. In my family it was customary to let tía Adriana cook it, she was appointed by the whole family, since she was the number one expert in making the recipe for Arroz Atollado. There are two important secrets in the preparation of this dish, the first one is that the rice grows perfectly among the meats that accompany it; it cannot be too dry or too wet, and especially not plump. The second secret is to allow the right amount of cooking time to each ingredient. Today, I want to introduce to you another family recipe made with a lot of love, tradition, and of course, lots of Colombian flavor.