Chaufa rice: very typical and spectacular Peruvian recipe

The chaufa rice is a recipe that has won the hearts of diners around the world, as it is a perfect combination of flavors that is always worth enjoying.

We are not lying if we tell you that Peru is the mecca of South American cuisine, however, it is one of the 3 best destinations to visit while eating, according to Nat Geo. Right in that country, the popular chaufa rice was created, a mixed recipe between Latin American ingredients such as rice and vegetables, with Asian touches such as Chinese onions and sautéed with the wok technique.

In case you are wanting to learn many and very good recipes with tuna or you are inclined to venture into Peruvian gastronomy, we are going to show you the most practical and traditional way to prepare chaufa rice:

Peruvian chaufa rice recipe

It’s time to enter the kitchen to give everything! Surely you already have the chef’s hat on and all the utensils ready because from this moment, you will become a cook in any gourmet restaurant. Apply each of these steps and you will get a chaufa rice worthy of a gold medal:

Preparation time15 minutesCooking time 15 minutesCategoryMain courseCocinaPeruanaKeywordsSalado, wok, food, typical foodFor how many people2PortionMediumCalories117Fat8.81 g


  • 120 grams of raw chicken breast cut into cubes
  • A large portion of rice already cooked (it does not matter if you have it from the day inside)
  • 2 eggs
  • soy sauce to taste
  • a pinch of sugar
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped chives
  • A teaspoon of finely chopped ginger
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil


Step 1. Seal

Heat a wok or large skillet over high heat for 3 minutes or until it begins to smoke. Add two tablespoons of vegetable oil and immediately, seal the chicken cubes that must previously be seasoned. Let them cook for about 30 seconds, turning them constantly on all sides. Allow them to seal about 3 more minutes until you see them golden brown. Finally, save them.

Step 2. Saute

Put the wok or pan back on the heat and repeat the procedure from the previous step regarding the heating time and the amount of oil. Add the teaspoon of ginger and fry for 10 seconds. Now add the two eggs and start beating them to form an omelette but broken. Apply a little salt and pour over the rice. If your culinary skills allow it, skip the wok so that the ingredients are mixed, if not, do it with the help of a wooden spoon, making sure that the rice is toasted.

Step 3. Mix and serve

It will be time to reincorporate the chicken into the mixture, pour the soy sauce and if necessary, level with salt. Now add the sugar and chives, taking care to stir the rice all the time or sauté it. Serve this delicious chaufa rice right away and savor it in every spoonful. Bon Appetite.

Did you miss any details of the recipe? Don’t worry because we share with you an explanatory video that will show you the entire process of this easy preparation:

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