I often make one pot dishes and this is just one of many dishes that I have.
400 grams of Stewing Beef/Shin of Beef
Chicken Stock-Dissolve 2 stock cubes in 500mls of water..You may not need all of the stock, but use some and store the rest in the fridge. You can also make your own *stock.
Small Bunch of Parsley and Basil-About one handful of each
200-300 grams of Chicken Breast Pieces
1-2 Cans of Black Eyed Peas
2 Cloves of Garlic
1 Tablespoon of Pimentón Dulce(Sweet Smoked Paprika)
1 Onion/Half a Leek
1-2 Tablespoons of Annatto
**Fried Green or Yellow Plantain to be fried and served with the finished dish.
Firstly Wash and prepare the meats in lemon juice and water, removing excess slime or greasiness. Cut all meats into small cubes or ask your butcher to do it. Reserve the chicken as this will be added to the pot after the beef has cooked.
Heat the oil in a pot along with the annatto. Heat the oil until, the annatto has turned the oil a dark orange-red colour. Use a slotted spoon to take out the seeds. Season the beef with the paprika, and a little salt. place inb the oil to start browning, and slice the onion/leek-Taking care to rinse the dirt from it, and put in the pot alongside the beef. Fry the meat and onion/leek for about 10 minutes or until the meat has some colour and the onions have softened. Then add some of the stock, and cook the meat for 2 hours or until the meat is tender. Use a pressure cooker to lessen the time if you are short of time.
When the beef has cooked, add the chicken, and chop the basil and parsley, and the beans. Cook for about 10 minutes.Taste the cooking liquid, for enough salt. If not enough, then add the remaining stock. Wash rice, at least 3 times to eliminate starch, and add it to the pot.
Put the pot to rapidly boil,until the water starts to evaporate, and then turn down the heat and leave to cook for about 20 minutes to half an hour. Stir the ingredients once or twice, making sure that the rice and meats,are evenly distributed throughout the pot. Add more water if needed and adjust the heat as needed. If the water has evaporated too quickly and if any grains are uncooked add upto one cup of water to the pot and adjust the heat.When cooked, Serve with any vegetable of your choice. Enjoy!!
*Look on the sauces category/page.
**Look on the vegetarian category/page.