Arroz al Olivar—Black Olive Rice

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Peruvian Kitchen

By Morena Cuadra and Morena Escardó

Published 2014

  • About

Peruvians love rice and black olives with similar intensity, and this dish combines both. You can serve it as a side dish, or make it a complete meal by serving it with shrimp. If you are a vegetarian, grate some Parmesan cheese on top to complement the intense olive flavor.


  • 8 ounces pitted Alfonso olives
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 <


  1. Puree the olives in a blender or a food processor. Reserve.
  2. Fry the garlic for a minute or two in oil over medium heat. Do not let it brown.
  3. Add the olive paste, rice, raisins, red bell pepper, salt, and black pepper, mixing well. Be careful when adding salt because the olives are salty.
  4. Pour 3