How to prepare Arroz Atollado: A Columbian Sticky Rice

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If you are a fan of Columbian dishes, you probably may have heard of Arroz Atollado. The delicacy is popular in Cali and has its roots from Spanish. The dish mainly consists of rice, chicken, potatoes, pork, vegetables, and flavorings. The accompaniments for the delicacy may vary depending on your preferences and may include Hogao sauce, fried plantains pancakes, avocado slices, and sausages. The resulting mixture is a rich, tasty, and delicious with an irresistible flavor. So if you would like to prepare your at home, why not try out our recipe. All the ingredients are well quantified to incorporate well and bring out the great taste. Stay right here.

Serves: 8

Preparation: Easy

Ingredients

Rice

  • White rice 500g
  • Chorizo (3pcs)
  • Eight large-sized potatoes (reduced into 1 ½” pieces)
  • Finely coriander or cilantro for garnish

Chicken

  • Whole chicken
  • 5tbsp. canola oil
  • 3 Lemon (sliced)
  • 8 cups of water

Hogao Sauce

  • Freshly chopped  tomatoes(4pcs large)
  • One bunch of finely chopped coriander or cilantro
  • Four leeks or scallions (finely chopped)
  • Ground cumin 1 tbsp.
  • Ground pepper ½ tbsp.
  • 4tbsp olive oil
  1. Achieto powder 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste

Guide

Preparing your chicken

  • Cut your chicken in quarter sizes. Squeeze your lemon in a large bowl and extract enough lemon juice. Using a pastry brush, apply your lemon juice on your chicken pieces. In a large cooking pot, heat your canola oil and add your chicken.
  • Simmer for 15 minutes over medium heat then add hot water. Cook your chicken until ready

Before your chicken is ready, prepare your Hogao sauce

  • In a saucepan, add your olive oil, scallions, tomatoes, Cumin, pepper, Achieto, cilantro, and salt. Stir well and cook it for 10 minutes then set it aside.

Rice

  • Once your chicken is ready, strain 5 cups of stock and set it aside. In case the chicken does not have enough stock, you can add more water.
  • In another large saucepan, add your chorizo and Hogao and cook it for about two minutes then add your stock and bring to boil.
  • Add your rice, potatoes, and chicken and cook it under low heat for 35 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and garnish with cilantro then serve when hot.

Accompaniments may include fried plantain cakes, avocado slices, and sausages. If you love greens, you can serve them along with your dish.


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