Arroz Tapado


  • Servings- 6


  • 2lb of white rice
  • 4 garlic cloves (prepare garlic by mincing it)
  • 1 onion (prepare onion by chopping finely chopping)
  • ½ teaspoon of cumin
  • 6 black olives (prepare olives by deseeding and cutting into quarters)
  • 1 lb of ground beef/meat
  • ½ of raisins
  • 3 eggs (prepare by cooking them hardboiled style and then cutting into 8 different wedges)
  • ¼ cup of parsley (prepare the parsley by chopping it finely)
  • ¼ cup of oil
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • Salt and Pepper


  • Prepare the white rice in rice maker or however you usually prepare white rice.
  • In a large skillet heat the oil. Once the oil is heated sauté the onions until they are tender and then add garlic and cook for approximately one more minute.
  • Add the paprika, cumin and pepper to the skillet.
  • Mix everything well and then add the meat/ground beef. Cook the meat making sure to stir it on occasion. You should cook for 8-10 minutes or until there is no more liquid in the skillet.
  • Add the olives, raisins, parsley and cooked eggs to the skillet. Once again be sure to mix everything well.
  • Serve each plate wit 2-3 scoops of the meat mixture from the skillet and then add the white rice on top. Top with some chopped parsley to garnish the delicious meal.
  • * it is not uncommon to serve this dish with french fries.