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Peruvian Arroz Chaufa (Fried Rice)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Arroz chaufa is a Peruvian style fried rice with chicken, eggs, and ham. This is a Chinese inspired recipe that was created in Peru--- thanks to Chinese immigration. So, it has the best of two worlds.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Peruvian
Keyword: arroz chaufa, fried rice, peruvian rice
Servings: 4 people
  • 2 cups of rice
  • 1 chicken breast around 200 gr
  • 2 eggs
  • 150 gr ham cubes
  • 1 onion
  • ½ bell pepper
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 2 tbsp chives
  • 2 tbsp spring onion finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil preferably sunflower oil
  • ¼ cup of soy sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Cook the rice with little to no salt. Use 2 cups of water per cup of rice.
  2. Chop the bell pepper and onion into tiny cubes.
  3. In a big pan, add the oil, bell pepper, onion, and garlic. Cook for one minute until the onion is soft.
  4. Cut the chicken into 1-inch cubes and season with salt and pepper. Toss it to the pan along with the ham cubes. Cook the chicken.
  5. In a small pan, cook the scrambled eggs. Toss it to the big pan.
  6. Season with soy sauce, chives and spring onion. Cook for a couple of minutes.
  7. Add the cooked rice and turn up the heat. Stir constantly to blend all the ingredients into the rice. If needed, you can divide the recipe and cook in two batches. You need enough room to stir the rice constantly to avoid burning the bottom. Serve.