Arroz Atollado

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Arroz Atollado

Arroz Atollado is a traditional Colombian dish that combines rice with fresh vegetables and pork to create a delicious meal.


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What you will need:

Pork Stock

  1. 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  2. ½ pound boneless pork loin ribs, cut into 1×1” cubes
  3. 1 pound pork sirloin, cut into 1×1” cubes
  4. 4 cups water
  5. 4 cups chicken broth and more as necessary

Hogao or seasoning

  1. 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  2. 2 cups fresh tomatoes, chopped
  3. 4 scallions, chopped
  4. 2 garlic cloves, minced
  5. 3 tablespoons sweet red pepper, chopped, 1 tablespoon sazon goya with azafran
  6. ½ teaspoon salt
  7. ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  8. ½ teaspoons fresh ground pepper
  9. ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. 1 and ½ cups white rice
  2. ¼ teaspoon salt
  3. 2 cups potatoes cut into 1 and ½ – inch pieces
  4. 2 chorizos or smoked sausage, sliced
  5. 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro for garnish



  1. To make the pork stock, cook the outside of the pork in a large pot with the vegetable oil. Add the water and chicken broth, then allow this to cook (covered) for 30 minutes.
  2. To make the Hogao, cook the tomatoes, scallions, garlic, sweet pepper, sazon goya, salt, black pepper, ground cumin, and cilantro with the vegetable oil for 10-15 minutes
  3. To make the rice, take the pork out of the stock and strain. Add water to make 6 cups of stock if necessary. Then, add the hogao, rice, and pork. Once the mixture boils, turn the heat down to medium-low and let cook (uncovered) for 20 minutes. (stir occasionally)
  4. Finally, add the potatoes and chorizo or sausages and continue cooking for 15 minutes.
  5. Garnish with cilantro and enjoy


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