The quinoa chaufa is a variant of the traditional Peruvian rice chaufa. However, arroz chaufa is one of the main accompaniments in a chifa (Peruvian and Chinese fusion restaurant). These were created in Peru as a result of the arrival of Chinese immigrants in the mid-nineteenth century and that is where this mixture between Creole cuisine and Chinese cuisine occurred. The chaufa rice is composed of: fried rice, sautéed vegetables (such as: broccoli, holantao, beans and Chinese onion), chicken, tortilla, soy sauce and finally, sesame oil.
One of the characteristics of the preparation is that you need to use a wok, that is, a circular pan where you can cook over high heat and thus achieve a flamed flavor. It should be noted that there are different types of quinoa (red, white and black), but this time we will use white quinoa. Well, if you are wondering how to make chaufa de quinoa, we want to teach you how to prepare this delicious dish from your home. Follow these steps and enjoy this recipe for chaufa with quinoa!
To start with the quinoa chaufa recipe, you must wash the quinoa and cook it in a pot for 10 minutes. Add 1 dried bay leaf and reserve in a colander.
Chop the white part of the chives finely and cut the garlic into small pieces.
Cut the chicken breast into small cubes.
Beat the 3 eggs with a pinch of salt and cook the omelet in a hot pan. Then cut it into small squares and reserve.
Cut the broccoli and cook in a small pot for about 15 minutes. It is important that it is three-quarters done.
Cut the pepper into small squares and also the holantao into strips.
In a hot wok or large skillet, cook the chicken until cooked. It is important that it is not dry. Finally, you must salt and pepper.
In the same wok, add a splash of oil. Fry the ginger, the white part of the chives and the garlic. Add the vegetables (holantao, bell pepper and broccoli) and sauté.
Slowly add the quinoa and sauté. Add the soy sauce and also the oyster sauce. Add the egg omelet, as well as the chicken and the green part of the chives. Serve hot. Ready! What did you think of this quinoa chaufa rice?
Quinoa is a complete cereal. It provides proteins, minerals, calcium, vitamins and phosphorus. It has high fiber content, thus providing a feeling of satiety. Quinoa is found in different presentations such as: flour, nutritional supplements and ice cream. We want to point out that it is very important to wash the quinoa well since saponins (toxins) are found in the grain that causes a bitter taste.