Arroz Valenciana Recipe

This dish is a typical  Latin American dish their version is called Arroz a la Valenciana for Spain and Arroz   Valenciana in Portugal the Pinoy version is called Arroz Valenciana. It is also fondly dubbed as Poor Man’s PAELLA, since arroz a la paella has more lavish ingredients compared with Valenciana. The difference between the two is the manner of preparation and special ingredients. Valenciana is basically stove-top cooking whereas, paella is more of baking. The latter uses wine for a flavorful Spanish rice dish and a lot of seafood ingredients. This dish is great for Christmas, Fiestas, weddings, birthdays, and family get-together, you can also find this dish in many karinderia or turo-turo stores in the Philippines. Try cooking it now with this recipe. Enjoy!


  • 1 1/2 cup glutinous rice (malagkit)
  • 1 1/2 cup white rice
  • 1/4 kilo medium sized shrimp
  • 1/4 kilo pork liver
  • 3 pcs chorizo bilbao, sliced thinly
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/4 kilo chicken fillet
  • 1/2 kg pork loin
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pinch saffron
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1 small can green peas
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 3 hard-boiled eggs, sliced
  • 3 pcs dried bayleaf
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppercorns
  • salt to taste
  • parsley or onion leaves

How To Cook Arroz Valenciana Recipe:

  1. Boil the pork, chicken and shrimp to 6 cups of water together with onions, bayleaf and peppercorns, add a teaspoon of salt.
  2. Once the pork, chicken and shrimp are cook, separate the stock and set aside.
  3. Slice pork and chicken to bite sizes, remove the shell of the shrimp, set aside.
  4. Mix  glutinous rice with white rice then boil the rice mixture with 3 1/2 cups of  pork, chicken and shrimp stock, add the saffron.  Stir once in a while to prevent burning.
  5. Fry the chorizo Bilbao, separate then on the same oil fry Pork liver, set aside.
  6. In a hot oil, Saute garlic, and the remaining onions. Season with salt and pepper.  Add the cooked pork meat, chicken, shrimp, bell pepper, green peas and simmer for a few minutes.
  7. Add the cooked rice mixture; blend well, then add the rest of the ingredients and combine lightly.
  8. Arrange on a platter and garnish with sliced hard-boiled eggs, strips of parsley or onion leaves.
  9. Good for 10 persons.