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Arroz con Pollo
3 cups and 2 tablespoons uncooked Uncle Ben’s White Rice
6 cups broth
1 teaspoon annatto seeds
2 ½ ounces olive oil
4-5 pounds boneless chicken breasts
1 pound of frozen peas
2 large red bell peppers
2 large green bell peppers
Note: You can prepare broth and chicken the night before you plan to make the arroz con pollo. This way, the
chicken is cold and easy to pull apart.
In large pot, cook chicken in enough water to completely cover thechicken. It should yield 6 cups of broth for the
rice. Cook chicken broth for 1 ½ to 2 hours. Add salt to taste and one whole, large white onion. For flavor, you can
add celery and carrots.
Notes: Handle the seeds with care. They can stain clothing. The annatto oil can be prepared ahead of time; it can
be frozen for a month.
In a very small pot (preferably smaller than 1 quart), put annatto seeds in olive oil. Cover pot with seeds and oil
and simmer at a very low flame for about 2 minutes. Check that oil has changed colors to an “orange-red”. If it
has, remove from flame and let it cool completely. Once cool, sift seeds from oil with a strainer. Discard seeds.
Reserve annatto oil.
Note: Do not wash or rinse rice. Do not add salt.
In a 3 quart pot, put 6 cups of chicken broth and ½ an ounce of annatto oil. Bring to boil. Add 3 cups and 2
tablespoons of uncooked andun-rinsed rice. Stir ONCE to mix oil and rice together (do not mix again until rice is
done). Set flame to medium-high until it boils. Lower flame and raise pot by using a spare stove rack. Allow water
Wash and dry peppers. Chop peppers into quarter size chunks or in slices, to your own preference. Fry with the
rest ofthe annatto oil (reserve 1/2 ounce for rice), add salt to taste. Once fried, you can place fried peppers on paper
towel to soak up excess oil.
Boil in water, drain, add salt to taste.
Arroz conPollo (you’ve finally made it!)
Once chicken has cooled down, using two forks or your fingers, shred chicken into one inch long pieces. In an 8-10
quart serving bowl, mix shredded chicken, rice, peas, and peppers.