Arroz Valenciana is commonly prepared on holidays, Fiesta’s (festival), Christmas, New Year’s Eve, reunions and family gatherings.
Arroz Valenciana is similar to Paella. The Filipino version makes use of coconut milk, malagkit (glutinous or sweet rice), chorizo and boiled eggs, which is what this recipe is all about.
Arroz Valenciana is a typical Latin American dish, their version is called Arroz a la Valenciana in Spain, and Arroz Valenciana in Portugal. This is my version of Filipino Style Arroz Valenciana Recipe. You can try different styles of your own to make it look good and more delicious according to your taste buds. Enjoy!
½ lb. chicken breast or thigh, chopped
½ cup glutinous white rice “malagkit”
1 cup jasmine rice
2-3 pcs. hard boiled eggs
1 cup coconut milk (canned or fresh)
2 cups chicken broth
3 pcs. chorizo de bilbao, sliced diagonally
1 pc. medium tomato, diced
2 tbsp. tomato paste
1 pc. medium red bell pepper, cut into strips
1 tsp. paprika
½ cup raisins
½ cup green peas
2-3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
2-3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 pc. medium yellow onion, diced
1 tbsp. salt or salt to taste
¼ tsp. pepper or pepper to taste
Combine the glutinous rice and jasmine rice.
Wash with water twice, drain then set aside.
In a wide pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
Saute garlic, onion, and tomato.
Add the chopped chicken and cook for 3-5 minutes.
Add the chorizo de bilbao and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Add the salt, pepper, and paprika then stir.
Then add the chicken broth and coconut milk, stir and let boil.
Add the washed rice then stir and let boil.
Add the tomato paste. Stir. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
Then add the green peas and raisins. Cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes.
Add the red bell pepper and continue to simmer until the rice is fully cooked.
Rellenong Manok is a festive Filipino dish which is basically a roasted stuffed boneless chicken. Yes it’s boneless, but only in the cavity, wings and legs still have bones intact.
The name Rellenong Manok iterally means “Stuffed Chicken”. “Relleno” is the Spanish word meaning filled or stuffed; and “Manok” is the Tagalog word for chicken. So for this festive dish the body of the bird is painstakingly de-boned and only the wings and legs remain intact. Because of the stuffing the chicken retains it’s shape when done, giving it a very nice presentation at any fiesta table.
The chicken is de-boned by cutting the breast side, removing the bones and sewing them back together. Another way would be by removing the bones by hands carefully from the cavity without cutting the chicken. Cooking this dish is best suited for special occasions because the procedure involved is a little tedious. De-boning the chicken requires some skill and patience. Stuffing it with the meat mixture is easy enough but, you have to insure that the chicken is well sewn so the contents won’t spill.
This is my version of Rellenong Manok (Stuffed Chicken) Filipino Recipe.
Here’s a video by Nides showing you how to de-bone a chicken!
1 whole chicken, shape kept and de-boned
2 tbsp. soy sauce
1 1/2 tbsp. sugar
2 tbps. calamansi or lime juice
1/2 kg. ground pork
1 can vienna sausage, drained and sliced
1/2 cup bacon, diced
1 cup ham, diced
1/4 cup carrots, minced
1/4 cup sweet green peas
3-5 whole eggs, hard boiled, peeled
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, grated
1/4 cup pickle relish
1/4 cup breadcrumbs
1/4 cup raisins
2-3 tbsp. soy sauce
1/2 cup butter
1 tbsp. sugar
1 tbps. salt or salt to taste
¼ tsp. pepper or pepper to taste
Marinate chicken in soy sauce, sugar and calamansi juice (lime juice) then set aside.
Mix all the remaining stuffing ingredients well in a bowl.
Stuff the chicken in all parts.
Sew the cavity opening and truss the chicken then wrap chicken in aluminium foil.
Heat oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit and bake breast-up for an hour or until chicken is cooked.
Open the foil and rub chicken with butter and put back in the oven until golden brown.
For every Fiesta in my Hometown one of the most popular dishes we cook is Afritada. Here we have lots versions of Afritada we have Chicken, Pork, Beef, or Goat Afritada. For now I will give you my version of Chicken Afritada. I reveal to you my secret recipe to make your afritada perfect.
Basically Afritada is a Filipino Stew. It is the local adaptation of a recipe brought over by the Spaniards who ruled the islands for over 3 centuries. This dish is meat and vegetables simmered in a tomato-based sauce that is flavored with Patis – Filipino Fish Sauce.
I love stews in tomato sauce and other similar dishes. This Chicken Afritada this is very delicious and very interesting dish to cook. I’m sure you and the rest of your family will love this.
1 small can Del Monte Pineapple Tidbits or any Brand
1 1/2 lbs chicken, cut into serving size
1/2 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
1 large potato, chunks
1 large carrot, chunks
1 medium red bell pepper, chunks
1/4 cup green peas
4 gloves garlic, minced
1 medium onion, chunks
1 1/4 cup water
1 tbsp fish sauce (Patis)
3 tbsp cooking oil
salt to taste
Heat cooking oil in a pan or wok.
Saute carrots, potatoes, and bell pepper then set aside.
Using the same pan, saute garlic & onion.
Add the chicken. Simmer for 12-15 minutes or until tender. (requires occasional stirring).
Add the fish sauce and cook for 3 minutes.
Add water when it starts to dry up. Bring to a boil.
Add the Del Monte Pineapple Tidbits including the pineapple juice
Add the tomato sauce. Let it simmer.
Add all the vegetables. Simmer for another 5 minutes.