Arroz tapado

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Arros tapado (Spanish for molded rice) is very popular in Peru and is a favourite among children because the recipe calls for molding rice and minced beef into a shape.

The minced beef preparation is very similar to picadillo (Spanish for minced meat) which is popular throughout Latin America and the Philippines. In most other countries picadillo is served with white rice on the side.

Arroz tapado
Servings:Serves 6
Calories per serving:675
Ready in:50 minutes
Prep. time:20 minutes
Cook time:30 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:JuliaBalbilla
First published:24th October 2012

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  1. Sauté the garlic in oil, add a few drops of lemon juice, salt and the water and bring to a boil.
  2. Add rice and cook until tender. This should take 20 to 25 minutes.
  3. In another pan, stir in onions and sauté.
  4. Add meat, tomatoes, tomato paste, raisins, olives and cook for 10 minutes, stirring all the while.
  5. Gently fold in the chopped egg and parsley
  6. Take an eight-ounce measuring cup and coat the inside with a little oil. Fill halfway with rice, add some meat filling and add more rice to top of cup. Invert onto a plate and carefully remove cup.
  7. Cut the remaining hard-boiled egg in half and serve the two halves along side the arroz tapado on the same plate.

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