Peruvian chaufa rice

In Peru, Chinese food bears the name of Chifa and one of its emblematic dishes is arroz chaufa, a delight for the palate. peruvian foods

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Chaufa rice is prepared in a wok over high heat to enhance the flavor of its ingredients.  (Photo: GEC)
Chaufa rice is prepared in a wok over high heat to enhance the flavor of its ingredients. (Photo: GEC)

MAG WRITINGUpdated on 08/20/2020 09:39 AM m.

The fusion of Peruvian gastronomy with Chinese cuisine gave rise to one of the most acclaimed stews in Peru. It is about chaufa rice, a Chinese fried rice dish that is a delight to the palate.

Its ingredients include rice, chicken and vegetables such as spring onions or Chinese onion, eggs, soy sauce and oil, all cooked quickly over high heat in a wok. To this you can add other inputs such as sausage, beef, among others.

Preparing chaufa rice at home in the same style as a Chifa is very simple and here we leave you the recipe by Menú Perú.


  • 1 tbsp. oil
  • 150 gr chicken breast in small cubes
  • 150 gr turkey ham in small cubes
  • 150 g pork, in pieces
  • 1 tbsp. Sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp. Chinese onion, white part, chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp. grated kion
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp. Butter
  • 6 tz. cooked rice
  • 1/2 tz. sillao
  • 6 tbsp. Chinese onion, green part, chopped
  • salt and pepper

Preparation: Peruvian chaufa rice

  1. Heat the oil in a skillet or wok over medium heat and cook the chicken, ham and pork for six minutes.
  2. Add the sesame oil and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Add the Chinese onion, white part, and the kion. Mix well. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. In a bowl, beat the eggs and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat and add the beaten eggs. Wait until the tortilla is ready, remove from the heat and cut into squares.
  6. Bring the pan with the meat back to the heat and add the rice. Mix well all the ingredients. Add the soy sauce a few at a time and integrate until the rice is evenly painted.
  7. Add the tortilla and Chinese onion green part. Take off the fire and serve immediately.


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