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Chopped Beef with Rice (Arrozo con carne)

Arroz con Carne - literally rice with meat. This is a variation of a classical Spanish dish - Arroz con Pollo - Rice with Chicken. Not to be confused with an Americanized dish called Spanish Rice.
  Ground beef 1 Pound, browned and reserved
  Onion 1 Medium, chopped
  Red pepper 1 , cut in pieces - about 1" square
  Green pepper 1⁄2 , cut in pieces - about 1" square
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), grated
  Rice 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Chicken stock/Low-sodium chicken broth 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Saffron/Sazon 2 Pinch
  Olive oil 3 Tablespoon
  Kosher salt 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Black pepper To Taste
  Canned tomatoes 14 1⁄2 Ounce, diced
  Water 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Frozen peas 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), Defrosted
  Hot water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

1. In a medium bowl mix the saffron with the chicken stock and set aside.

2. In a large sauté pan with a tight fitting cover, pour in the olive oil and add in the onion. Sauté for 3 or 4 minutes until softened.
3. Add in the peppers and cook for another 2 or 3 minutes.
4. Stir in the garlic and mix thoroughly to combine.
5. Add in the rice and stir to coat thoroughly.
6. Pour in the chicken broth mixture into the pan, give it a stir and bring to boil.
7. Stir in the tomatoes and stir again. Followed by the beef and incorporate all the ingredients well.
8. Season with salt and black pepper. Pour in the water, cover, and cook for 20 minutes.
9. Check to see if rice has absorbed all of the liquid and is tender. Pour in hot water and cook for an additional 10 minutes.
10. Add in the peas, stir and leave off the heat for a few minutes.

11. Serve with a tomato and onion salad tossed with a little olive oil and red wine vinegar and some crusty bread.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
High Protein, Low Sugar
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
Regional dishes like Spanish Arroz Con Carne have their own gourmet history. This dish is a simple rice and meat dish and is a staple in all the Latin American countries. Take a look at this video to cook this hearty meal that is a complete meal in itself. Bon Appetit!

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 422 Calories from Fat 196

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 22 g33.7%

Saturated Fat 6.6 g33%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 41.8 mg13.9%

Sodium 580.4 mg24.2%

Total Carbohydrates 41 g13.7%

Dietary Fiber 3.5 g14.1%

Sugars 4.2 g

Protein 16 g32.4%

Vitamin A 28.1% Vitamin C 65.5%

Calcium 4.5% Iron 12.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Chopped Beef With Rice (Arrozo Con Carne) Recipe Video