Chopped Beef with Rice (Arrozo con carne)

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Mar. 07, 2012

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
Green pepper 1/2 , cut in pieces
Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm) , grated
Rice 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs)
Chicken stock/Low sodium chicken broth
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: Easy
Cook Time: 40 Minutes
Ready In: 40 Minutes
Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 422Calories from Fat 196

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 22 g33.8%

Saturated Fat 6 g30%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 580 mg24.17%

Total Carbohydrates 41 g13.7%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12%

Sugars 4 g

Protein 16 g32%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet