- 4 Duck legs
- 1/2 cup Oil
- 1 cup chopped Onions
- 3 cloves minced garlic
- 3 tablespoons ground yellow pepper
- 1 cup ground coriander
- 1/2 cup PiscoPeruvian alcoholic beverage
- 4 cups duck broth
- 1 cup beer
- 3/4 cup peas
- 1/2 cup Carrotscut into cubes
- 2 Red Peppers
- 1 yellow pepperscut into strips
- 3 cups rice
- Salt and pepper
Arroz con Pato is one of the most typical dishes found in Peru is the Arroz con Pato (Duck with Rice), which, in terms of the seasoning in the rice, is a cooking style similar to the famous “Arroz con Pollo” found in many Latin American countries. The duck is lightly fried for several minutes and then cooked with some broth, beer, and pisco, an alcoholic beverage made in Peru. This all works to give the duck a very unique taste and, along with the rice, it all comes together to make a remarkable and tasty experience.
How to Cook Arroz con Pato
- Season the duck with salt and pepper. Fry it in oil for seven minutes. Remove once browned. In the same oil, fry the onion, garlic, ground yellow pepper, and coriander and cook it all for a few minutes. Pour the pisco, the broth, and the beer.
- Add the duck and cook it for 35 minutes, then remove it and keep it warm. Add the peas, the carrot cubes, a chopped pepper, the strips of yellow pepper, and the rice. Once it comes to the boil, lower the heat and cook for another 15 to 20 minutes. Serve the rice with the cooked duck legs and garnish with the remaining strips of yellow pepper.
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