Arroz Valenciana

Arroz Valenciana is a dish similar to Paella. The Filipino version of this dish makes use of coconut milk, malagkit (glutinous or sweet rice), boiled eggs, and chorizo, which is what this recipe is all about.

Arroz Valenciana is served during holidays and special occasions. Since it is only a few days before Christmas, I am featuring this dish so that you can have more options for your family’s Noche Buena or  Christmas parties. This is also a perfect dish to serve during New Year’s eve dinner.

Try this Arroz Valenciana Recipe. Let me know what you think.

Arroz Valenciana

Arroz Valenciana Recipe


  • 1/2 lb. chicken thigh or breast, chopped
  • 3 pieces chorizo de bilbao, sliced diagonally
  • 1/2 cup malagkit (glutinous white rice)
  • 1 cup Jasmine rice
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup frozen green peas
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 3 boiled eggs
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • a pinch of Spanish saffron
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Cooking Procedure

  1. Combine the glutinous rice and jasmine rice. Wash with water twice and then drain. Set aside.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a paellera or wide pan.
  3. Saute the garlic, onion, and tomato until the onion and tomato becomes soft.
  4. Put-in the chopped chicken. Cook for 3 minutes.
  5. Add the chorizo de bilbao. Cook for 2 minutes.
  6. Add-in the salt, pepper, saffron, and paprika. Stir.
  7. Pour-in the chicken broth and coconut milk. Stir and let boil.
  8. Add-in the washed rice. Stir.  Let boil.
  9. Add the tomato paste. Stir. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
  10. Put-in the raisins, and green peas. Cover and  simmer for 8 minutes.
  11. Add-in the red bell pepper. Continue to simmer until the rice is fully cooked.
  12. Garnish with sliced boiled egg. Serve.
  13. Share and enjoy!

Number of servings (yield): 6

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  1. Tried this recipe and become a hit! Will try again this Christmas ;)

    • hi just cooked this dish today for my sis in law,all the guests loved it.thanks to panlasang pinoy!

  2. Catherine says:

    Hi! Love the videos. What exact brand of chorizo and paellera pan size do u use? Which Asian store in IL? I’m in IL, more central but I will drive if need be. Again, your videos are lifesavers for us who didn’t cook in the Philippines, but need to do it while abroad (if I want it, I need to make it)

  3. jomar galindez says:

    this website is a lifesaver. I have learned to cook a lot of Filipino recipes through your website and I want to thank you for it. The directions are very easy to follow.

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