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Arroz Atollado de Pescado (Colombian-Style Creamy Fish Rice)

Erica Dinho
5 from 3 votes
Servings 4 to servings


  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • ½ cup of finely chopped onion
  • 2 scallions chopped
  • 1 small red bell pepper diced
  • 1 cup of rice
  • ½ cup of vegetable or fish broth
  • 2 cups of coconut milk
  • 1 pound of mahi mahi cut into small size pieces
  • ½ teaspoon of ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon ground achiote or color


  • Heat the butter in a medium pot over medium heat.
  • Add the onions, scallions and red bell pepper. Cook until everything is soft, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the rice, salt, and pepper and stir until well coated.
  • Add the vegetable broth, achiote, coconut milk, fish and ground cumin. Stir well.
  • Bring to a boil for about 5 minutes, then reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook for about 25 to 30 minutes or until the rice is just tender.
  • Taste and adjust the seasoning. Let it sit for about 5 minutes, add chopped scallions and serve.
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