Chaufa, photo by Santiago Gomez de la FuentePhoto by Santiago Gomez de la Fuente
Cuisine: Peruvian
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Make one of Peru's most popular rice dishes in your own home. It's a great family style dinner option that brings together flavors from the far east and Latin America.

Chaufa is a Peruvian-Chinese rice dish that's easy to make and delicious. It can be made with leftover rice, and you can eat is as a side dish or as a one-dish meal in itself. What more would you ask for?

Chaufa gets its name from chifa, which is the name of fusion cuisine combining Cantonese and Peruvian ingredients. Its origins come from the large Chinese immigrant population in Peru. A chaufero is acook who specializes  in making chaufa. 

Are you ready to become your own kitchen's chaufero?!

Ingredients

  • 4 cups rice cooked
  • 3 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 bunch scallions
  • 1 tablespoon ginger chopped
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 1 cup chicken or pork, shredded
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce

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Directions

  1. Whisk eggs together with a pinch of salt and some ground pepper. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a wok or large frying pan.
  2. Pour eggs into the hot oil and fry 1 -2 minutes, turn over and cook on the other side, resembling an omelet. When cooked through, place the eggs on a plate, coarsely chop, and reserve.
  3. Add sesame oil and soy sauce to the wok over medium heat, and add the white parts of the scallion, ginger, red pepper. Sauté for 2 minutes. Lastly, add rice and chicken. Cook for three to five minutes.
  4. Serve as a main or side dish and enjoy!
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