Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Mely's Kitchen Arroz Valenciana

Today we will make a simple and easy way of cooking arroz Valenciana, and I hope that you will try this dish from my kitchen. :-). I like a Valenciana that is not too sticky that's why I combined the white rice and glutinous rice I designed this recipe specially to those who are just beginning to cook, I will make a very special one soon, God willing. Enjoy cooking.

Ingredients for 6 servings
2 cups cooked glutinous rice ( malagkit)
2 cups cooked  white rice ( the normal rice that we eat during meals)
4 cloves garlic
1 onion
 2 tomatoes
2 pieces chicken hotdog
1/4 kilo pork lean meat( boiled and sliced)
2 chicken drumsticks ( chopped)
2 tablespoon atsuete seeds ( annatto)
3/4 cup water
 1 bell pepper
salt and pepper to taste
1 hard boiled egg 

Optional ingredients
2 chicken liver (optional)
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup green peas

Some of the ingredients
1.In a pan boil the atsuete with 3/4 cup water, let boil for 2 minutes then mix it well ( the darker the color the better) drain and set aside. ( we need 1/2 cup of this)

2. Saute the garlic then the onion and tomato add the chicken meat and liver, salt and pepper then simmer for few minutes. Then add the pork and hot dog then simmer for few minutes, then add the 1/2 cup atsuete water mixture and bell pepper, then simmer until all the ingredients were incorporated with the atsuete color, add salt and pepper if needed.

3. Add the rice and mix well then simmer for few minutes until fully combined. Turn off the heat and add some green peas and raisins if you want.

4. Serve with hard boiled egg slices. Happy eating!

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