Arroz a la valenciana

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Arroz a la valenciana
Nicaraguan arroz a la valenciana
Alternative namesArroz à valenciana, Arroz valenciana
Place of originLatin America Philippines
Main ingredientsrice, chicken, chorizo, butter, onion, red bell pepper, tomatoes

Arroz a la valenciana (Spanish) or Arroz à valenciana (Portuguese) is a typical Latin American dish which is also considered as a part of Philippine cuisine. It is considered as the Philippine version of paella.[1] In Chile and Nicaragua it is referred to as a Latin American version of Valencian paella.[2]


The dish consists of one pound of rice, chicken, chorizo, two ounces of butter, one onion, one red bell pepper, two tomatoes, a can of tomato paste, and salt and pepper to taste. It is usually prepared with beer, along with white wine.[3]


To prepare the dish, first the chicken is cooked in sufficient water, then onions, red bell pepper and salt are added. When it is finished the chicken is stripped and any bones are discarded. After comes the preparation of the rice where the chicken is then added and left to cook. Afterwards, in a frying pan, butter, onion, and red pepper are fried. Later the chicken and rice is added and mixed together along with sausage and the optional addition of beer or white wine.[4]

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  1. ^ "Philippine Paella". Saveur.
  2. ^ "Tradiciones Navideñas". Retrieved 10 June 2015.
  3. ^ "ARROZ A LA VALENCIANA (Estilo Nicaraguense)". October 27, 2009. Archived from the original on 2009-10-27.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-03-29. Retrieved 2007-03-23.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)