Arroz Sapopero (Soupy Rice with Beef and Smoked Sausage)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 pound beef diced
- 1 smoked sausage sliced
- 2 scallions finely chopped
- ⅓ cup chopped onion
- 1 cup rice
- 4 cups water
- ½ cup peeled and diced sweet potato
- ½ cup peeled and diced white potato
- 1 large carrot grated
- 1 cup green beans cut into small pieces
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin
- Salt and pepper
- In a large pan over medium heat, melt the oil and butter. Add the sausage and beef. Sautué for 5 minutes or until the sausage and beef are brown. Transfer the meats to a plate.
- Add the onions and scallions and cook for about 5 minutes, Add the rice and stir to coat. Return the meats to the pan and add the potatoes, carrots and green beans.
- Add the water, stir and bring to a boil. Add cumin, salt and pepper. Reduce the heat to low, cover and cook for about 45 minutes or until the rice is done and the beef is cooked.
- Turn the heat off and fluff the rice with a fork. Cover and let sit for 5 minutes.
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Arroz Sapopero is simply a soupy rice, with a texture similar to risotto, cooked with beef chunks, vegetables and smoked sausage. This traditional dish, originally from the Huila department of Colombia, is flavorful, filling, and absolutely delicious.
I served it with avocado on top and it was the perfect accompaniment. I hope you enjoy this dish as much as I did!
Definitely our cultures have a lot in common. During the holidays when we have parties there is always a pot of "asopao" sitting in the back of the stove to give to the people who have drunk just a bit. It's stick to your ribs kind of cooking and very comforting. Tengo hambre!
I love your pictures with all the colors, so pretty! This looks like a gorgeous and comforting meal. I would definitely love some right now:)
Rice is also the main staple here in Malaysia but we usually fry our rice or boiled it and eat with vegetables and meat or fish. This version sounds interesting.
Always always a fan of rice with smoked sausage!! Love the additions of the potato and sweet potato too. Hmm this pic is really giving me cravings!!
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Looks a bit like risotto. My folks would love this...
Great dish. Comforting and delicious.
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Your soupy rice looks delicious, and the two types of potatoes in it sound great. Beautiful avocados too!
The fresh, creamy avocado looks like the perfect pair for this hearty dish! What a gorgeous meal!
Qué plato muy rico! Me gusta mucho el arroz con verduras & salchicons!
I know I would love this -- so nice and starchy 🙂
This looks so wonderful. The avocado is a perfect accompaniment to your soup. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary
Thank you everyone for the wonderful comments!
my supper plate is often piled with sausage, green beans, potatoes, and rice, but with each in its own separate area. i love the idea of tossing them all together--thanks, erica!
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This sounds terrific with sweet potatoes and smoked sausage, great combo!
Hi Erica, sorry it took me so long....I had a deadline and a very demanding client. Wow....your rice look so yummmmmm! Loved the beef/sausage combo, and the avocado is a nice touch. Looks beautiful.
That is a great rice dish. Is the sausage typical a spicy one or just your average beef sausage?
Chris- Regular smoked sausage.
I'm bookmarking this recipe. It looks sooo good!
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The addition of potatoes is interesting. This looks like a very comforting dish.
It looks absolutely delicious! Love that sliver of avocado on the side!
I am wondering what kind of rice you use. It looks amazing and I'd love to make it
Long grain rice.
This sounds and looks wonderful!
I’m sure ground beef would work fine but I’m curious: What cut of beef is everyone using?