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Arroz con Carne

Arroz con pollo is a dinner that is never missing from my menu. Before making this recipe I had planned to make a beef stew, but I decided to use the stew beef to make an arroz con carne. I chopped the beef into small pieces, so that it would cook and soften faster. I used brown rice, which takes longer to cook than white rice, so I gave all the ingredients more time to take on more flavor and the meat more time to soften. You can also use the instant pot for a quicker recipe, soon I will repeat this recipe on the instant pot and give you more details. Don't forget to add a splash of lemon juice, fresh chopped parsley or cilantro, extra virgin olive oil and chili flakes when serving.

If you follow a grain-free diet you can substitute “cauliflower rice” for the rice. Follow the same instructions without adding the rice. When the meat is soft and all the broth has evaporated add the “cauliflower rice”, or your favorite vegetable rice, mix, cook for a minute and serve.

Servings: 4 Prep time: 15 mins Cooking time: about 35 mins Total: around 50 mins


1 ½ cups brown rice

3 cups broth or water

1 small onion, diced

3 celery sticks, diced

1 red bell pepper, diced

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 pound of stew beef

1 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon cumin

¼ teaspoon coriander

1 teaspoon dried oregano

Salt and pepper


  1. Sauté the vegetables in oil

  2. While the vegetables are cooking chop the stew beef into really small pieces

  3. Add the chopped beef and minced garlic to the vegetables

  4. Sauté for a bit

  5. Add the spices

  6. Cook for a little bit longer

  7. Add the rice and broth

  8. Stir

  9. Bring to a boil

  10. Turn heat down to low

  11. Cover, and let it cook until all the broth is gone and the rice is cook

  12. Get ready the toppings: extra virgin olive oil, lemon, fresh chopped parsley, chili flakes

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