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Arroz Con Mariscos, Rice with Seafood Recipe

Yields4 ServingsPrep Time25 minsCook Time37 minsTotal Time1 hr 2 mins

 3/4 pound seafood mix fresh, if possible
 3 tablespoons tomato paste
 2 limes
 Salt and pepper to taste
 3 tablespoons ají amarillo chilli paste
 1 1/2 cup crab and mussel broth or seafood broth
  4 tablespoons olive oil
 3 tablespoons ají panca chilli paste
 1 small red bell pepper diced
 1 big tomato
 1/2 cup peas
  1 tablespoon garlic paste
 1 onion red, finely chopped
 3 pounds white long-grain rice cooked
 1/4 cup parsley finely chopped
  7 large scallops
 8 clams or mussels
 3/4 pound squid
 1 small crab

Place the crab and the mussels in a pot and fill with cold water until just covered. Boil for 15 minutes. Set aside, reserve the broth to use later.


Place the seafood mix, scallops and squid into an empty pot, cover with boiling water and let it soak in the water for 5 minutes. Remove the water. (It’s very important to only let it sit for 5 minutes, if you leave it for longer the texture of the seafood and squid especially can become rubbery.)


Heat a frying pan over a high heat, add the olive oil and fry the chopped onion, ají panca chilli paste, ají amarillo chilli paste, tomato or red bell pepper and tomato paste.


Fry for 5 minutes, or until golden.


Add the seafood to the mix


Add seafood broth and cook for 10-12 minutes over medium heat.


Put this seafood mixture in a large pot with the previously cooked rice, stirring it well to ensure all of the ingredients are evenly distributed and the flavor of the sauce has soaked into the rice.


Place generous portions on each diner’s plate, each with half a lime and some chopped parsley sprinkled on top. We hope you enjoy your Peruvian arroz con mariscos!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 pund

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 1610
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g31%
Cholesterol 277mg93%
Sodium 920mg39%
Potassium 1385mg40%
Total Carbohydrate 300g100%

Dietary Fiber 13g52%
Sugars 10g
Protein 53g106%

Vitamin A 5273%
Vitamin C 62%
Calcium 220%
Iron 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.