Arroz A La Valenciana de Milagros

Dorothy Wiggins


This is a version of a recipe my mother remembered from her childhood. My father experimented for decades and reconstructed a fond childhood memory for her. This is one of the versions. It is the family favorite!

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12 - 24


1 Hr


45 Min


Stove Top


12 - 16 oz
low sodium chicken stock
1/2 to 1 lb
langonisa (sausage) - cut into coins and quartered
1 - 2
spanish chorizo - cut into coins and quartered
10 - 12 oz
spanish olives stuffed w/pimento - drained
1 to 1 1/2
spanish onions - finely diced
8 - 10
cloves fresh garlic - minced fined
4-6 oz
each red, yellow, green bell peppers-finely minced
8 oz
ripe, pitted olives- drained
boneless chicken breast - diced
olive or vegetable cooking oil -to cover bottom of pot
1-2 pinch
spanish saffron
bay leaves
1/4 c
each garlic granules, ground black pepper
1 tsp
sea salt- ground
2-3 pinch
smoked spanish paprika
4-8 c
cooked long grain rice
12 oz
shelled, veined and cleaned shrimp - cut into 1/4 to 1/2 inch bits
1 pkg
frozen baby peas

Directions Step-By-Step

Use a large and heavy Dutch oven or covered roaster. Spray with cooking oil. Heat pan over a medium high flame. Add olive oil to cover the bottom of the pan.
When oil is hot toss sausage chunks in to brown. Remove all sausage pieces when browned and reserve.
Add the diced bell peppers, onions, garlic and spices. Stir well to incorporate into the cooking mixture. Cover the pan. Let the mixture simmer on medium-low heat. Stir occasionally. Until the liquid changes o a golden yellow color.
Add diced chicken to the pan and begin to lightly cook the chicken.
When the chicken is partially cooked, add 12 ounces of the chicken stock. Stir well to incorporate the seasoning. Cover and simmer for a 2-3 minutes.
Remove the lid. Add the rice to the mixture in the pan. . Toss lightly to avoid burning the rice and spices.
Continue cooking withot the lid and watch for the liquid to coat the rice evenly and to evaporate.
When the liquid is reduced by half, add the remaining ingredients.
When the liquid is nearly gone, turn off the flame and toss the mixture to fluff. It should resemble a dry rissoto.
Serve garnished with sliced or diced hard boiled eggs and a light sprinkling of capers. Optional: serve pickled garden vegetables on the side.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Spanish
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