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Arroz chaufa
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Arroz Chaufa with beef
Alternative namesCocina Nikkei comida china fried rice
CourseMain course
Place of originPeru
Associated national cuisineChifa
Serving temperaturehot
Main ingredientsRice, egg, soy sauce, Chinese onions
Ingredients generally usedChilli peppers
VariationsPork, beef, chicken, or shrimp
Arroz chaufa with trout
Arroz chaufa with trout
Arroz chaufa with venison served with a side of fried plantains
Arroz chaufa with venison served with a side of fried plantains

Arroz chaufa also known as Arroz de chaufa (Chinese rice) is a Chinese-fried rice dish. It is a chifa style dish, a Chinese cuisine.[1] It consists of a mix of fried rice with vegetables, usually including scallions, eggs, and chicken, quickly cooked at a high flame, often in a wok with soy sauce and oil. It is derived from Chinese cuisine due to the influx of Chinese immigrants to Peru.

One who is specialized in the art of making chaufa is known as a chaufero.

Dark soy sauce is preferred for use with Peruvian fried rice. Meats typically used are usually pork, beef, chicken, and shrimp.

In some regions the rice is replaced with quinoa or pearled wheat while in others, rice is mixed with noodles.

A variation is the chaufa amazónico, a fried rice made with ingredients from the Amazon region in Peru. It typically has cecina, meat dried in woodfire, and maduros, sweet plantains.

Etymology

The word "chaufa" comes from the Chinese word "chaofan" (Simplified Chinese: 炒饭, Traditional Chinese: 炒飯, Pinyin: chǎofàn, Cantonese: Cháau Faahn), literally "(stir) fried rice".

Variations

Besides rice, a common ingredient to most Arroz chaufa is Allium fistulosum, known as 'cebollita china' in Spanish. Besides this, many other ingredients may be found in the dish.

It is possible to adapt the recipe with other grains:

The dish is accompanied by soy sauce or an aji-based cream.

See also

References

  1. ^ Arroz chaufa Peru Recipes

Further reading