Arroz de Cabidela (Giblets Rice)

Ingredients (2 pax):

– 1 chicken
– 0,5 dl / 1.7 fl. oz. of olive oil
 -3 tbsp of vinegar
– 1 big onion
– 2 garlic cloves
– 100 gr / 3.5 oz. of bacon
– 1 laurel leaf
– 1 red hot chilli
– 1 bowl of rice
– salt


1- Keep the chicken’s blood in a bowl with the 3 tbsp of vinegar to prevent it from curdling (ask your local butcher if you prefer an alternative to the chicken’s blood)

2- Put the finely chopped onion and garlics on a pan with the olive oil, until they are golden.
3- Join the chicken in medium sized pices and the giblets (except for the liver), the bacon in small pieces, the laurel leaf and the hot chilli (cut in half).
4- Season all with salt and join hot water and let it cook until the chicken is soft.
5- Remove the chicken and join the rice with enough water for it to cook.
6- When the rice is almost done join the blood and the chicken and let it stay on the stove, in low fire.
7- Serve with portuguese red wine and enjoy!

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