Colombian Arroz Atollado

For the Eat The World, this month we are travelling to Colombia.  Arroz atollado is a traditional Colombian cuisine dish, more like a risotto except it’s a bit more mushy. Apart from rice, it contains chicken, pork, potatoes of various kinds, vegetables and seasonings. 
Recipe Adpated From Here  
Serves 2 - 3
3 Tablespoons Oil

1 Tablespoon Butter
1 Medium Red bell pepper - chopped
1 Medium Yellow bell pepper - chopped
2 Cloves Garlic - chopped
1 Medium Onion - chopped
100 Grams Bacon - chopped
100 Grams Beef strips- cooked
100 Grams Boneless Chicken - chopped

½ Teaspoon Black Pepper powder 
  Cups  Homemade Rice Roni 
3 Cups Water
Salt to taste
1 Chicken  Stock cube

In large pan, heat  oil to medium heat. Add garlic and onion. As soon as they are golden, add the chicken and bacon, stir-fry till the chicken changes from pink to white, now add the beef  and black pepper powder, let is fry for a minute.  Cover and let the chicken cook completely.  
Add the water, stock cube bring it to a rolling boil. Add the rice roni and stir it well.  Let this come to a rolling boil. Cover and reduce to flame to low, let it cook till  the rice roni  is nearly done. Now stir in the veggies and mix it lightly. Cover and cook again till the rice roni is done and the flavors have blended well. Taste for salt, add the butter and give it a light stir.  
Serve hot.

Labels : Rice, Spaghetti, Beef, Chicken, Bacon, Colombia, Main course, Eat the World, International Cuisine

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  1. WOW there is a lot of great stuff packed into this hearty dish!!

  2. Isn't it funny how different our recipes are? Many of these traditional recipes have a lot of variation by family or area.

  3. That looks really cool! Can you eat it like a sandwich?

  4. This looks so pretty & delicious!