Arroz a la Valenciana Recipe

Arroz a la Valenciana a recipe from Spanish and mostly popular on Filipino festivals. It is a Latin American dish. It is also called Spanish dish Paella.

Ingredients for Arroz a la Valenciana:
2 c. sweet rice (glutinous rice)
4 c. water
1 tsp. turmeric powder
2 tbsp. cooking oil
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 onion, sliced
2 tomatoes, sliced
1 lb. chicken, cut in serving pieces
1/2 lb. pork loin, cut in serving pieces
2 tsp. salt
1 bay leaf
1/2 c. fresh or frozen green peas
1 green sweet pepper (bell pepper)
1/2 c. raisins
1 c. cooked or canned garbanzos (chick peas)
2 oz. sliced canned pimentos
2 hard-cooked eggs, sliced
2 green onions
How to Cook Arroz a la Valenciana:
Slice green sweet pepper lengthwise; cut green onions in 1-inch sections.Boil rice with 3 1/2 cups water and turmeric powder. Cook over medium heat for 30 minutes or until tender. (A rice cooker is better.)
Heat oil and saute garlic and onion in a big pan or skillet. Stir in tomatoes. Add chicken, pork, remaining 1/2 cup water, salt, and bay leaf. Cover and simmer until chicken and pork are tender.
Add peas, green pepper, raisins, garbanzos, and pimentos. Stir in rice and cook for 15 minutes over medium heat. Garnish with sliced eggs and green onions. Serve hot or cold.

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