Arroz tapado (Spanish for molded rice) is a favorite dish among Peruvian children because the recipe calls for molding rice and minced beef into a shape. A big thank you to our scholarship student, Erick for preparing this dish with us for #recipefriday.
2 cups rice, cooked
1 lb ground beef
2 small red onions, finely chopped
2 cloves minced garlic, or 1 Tlbs ground garlic
1/4 cup raisins, brown or golden
1/4 cup diced kalamata olives
3 hardboiled eggs, finely chopped
salt, pepper & cumin to taste.
Sauté onions in 2 Tlbs of olive oil for 3-4 minutes. Add ground beef, & spices and sauté until browned. Turn down heat and add chopped olives and egg.
In a small bowl , or 8 oz measuring cup fill almost half way with cooked rice. Add a layer of the meat mixture, then fill to the top with rice.
Serve with thinly sliced bananas that have been cooked in oil. Add a fried egg.