Chaulafan de Pollo – Ecuadorian Chicken Fried Rice

Chaulafan is an Ecuadorian version of fried rice. In most major cities in Ecuador you will find chifas or Chinese restaurants which are usually the best places to eat chaulafan; you can either eat at the restaurant or get it as a takeaway meal. Like Chinese fried rice there are many different types of chaulafan such as shrimp, chicken, pork, and combination.

Chaulafan de Pollo – Ecuadorian Chicken Fried Rice

Chaulafan de Pollo – Ecuadorian Chicken Fried Rice

Like Chinese fried rice there are many different types of chaulafan such as shrimp, chicken, pork, and combination.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Course: Rice
Cuisine: Ecuadorian
Servings: 6
Calories: 763kcal
Author: The Cook

Ingredients

For the chicken stock

For the rice

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons onions, diced
  • cups chicken stock , from cooking the chicken
  • 3 cups uncooked rice
  • salt

For the vegetables

Instructions

  • Bring the water, carrots, onions, celery and coriander sprigs to boil in a large pot, add the chicken and cook over medium heat for about 1 hour or until the chicken is very tender and fully cooked.
  • Remove the chicken from the stock and save the stock for cooking the rice.
  • To cook the rice, heat 3 tablespoons butter, add the onions and the rice, stir well. Then add the broth, bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for about 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile debone the chicken and reserve the chicken meat for later.
  • Heat 3 tablespoons butter over medium heat in a large pan to prepare a base for the chaulafan. Add the chopped onions, diced pancetta, crushed garlic, 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, cumin, coriander, black pepper, and achiote powder; cook for about 5-8 minutes or until the onions are soft. Stir frequently.
  • Add the cooked rice, chicken meat, and diced capsicums. Stir well and cook over medium high heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in the remaining soy sauce, remaining Worcestershire sauce, cooked eggs, peas, carrots, and raisins. Mix well.
  • Add the chopped herbs and spring onions.
  • Serve with avocado slices, aji or hot sauce, and spicy ketchup.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 763kcal | Carbohydrates: 109.15g | Protein: 22.83g | Fat: 26.03g | Saturated Fat: 11.903g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 12.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0.508g | Cholesterol: 211mg | Sodium: 1860mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 6.7g | Sugar: 15.59g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg
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