Arroz valenciana

A very popular Visayan dish served in almost every home during fiesta, weddings and special occasion in Negros Occidental. Also referred to as Poor Man's Paella, Arroz Valenciana is a famous rice dish originating from Valencia, Spain. While paella is baked with a special ingredient, saffron, arroz valenciana is cooked on stove.
Main Dish
6 servings
15 min
1 hour




  • Step 1 - Arroz Valenciana
    Wash rice. Remove excess water. Mix turmeric thoroughly with rice. Set aside.
  • Saute chicken in garlic and onion. Add shrimps, pork liver and chicken liver. Simmer for 3 minutes.
  • Step 3 - Arroz Valenciana
    Add 1 cup water. Let boil.
  • Add rice and water. Allow rice to cook. Add water if necessary.
  • Step 5 - Arroz Valenciana
    When water is almost absorbed, add the vegetables.
  • Cover tightly. Banana leaves or wax paper or foil may be placed underneath the pan cover for a tighter seal.
  • Step 7 - Arroz Valenciana
    Reduce heat to very low. Continue cooking, mixing every now and then, to prevent formation of crusts at the bottom of pan until rice is fully cooked.
  • Step 8 - Arroz Valenciana
    Garnish with slices of hard boiled eggs before serving.


Arroz Valenciana, photo 1
Arroz Valenciana, photo 2


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