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Peru Recipe: Olluco with Charqui

Food for the Hungry (FH) works in the Huancavelica communities in Peru where Olluco with Charqui (dried meat) is a traditional food. Olluco, also known as Ullucus, is a cross between a jicama and potato.

Despite containing highly nutritious ingredients such as olluco, jerky and rice, Mrs. Rosa, who is a volunteer mother in Cachi Alta community, adds other ingredients harvested on her farm such as potatoes, beans and peas. This makes the recipe even richer in protein and vitamins. Many families in this area are learning to add ingredients to traditional recipes to improve nutrition for children.

Here is how you make Olluco with Charqui.

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First, fry the garlic in hot oil, and then add the onion until it is cooked to a golden brown.

unnamedAdd 1/2 cup of Panca Pepper Paste to the onions and garlic.

P1090490Cut the olluco into julienne strips and add to pot, then add a little water and salt to taste.

P1090494Mix in the olluco with onions and garlic, then add the charqui, green and yellow beans and peas.

P1090504Mix the meat and vegetables, and then add the chopped potatoes. Cook until the potatoes and olluco are tender. While this is cooking, cook rice in a separate pot until tender.

P1090510After the olluco with charqui and rice are cooked, serve together with parsley sprinkled on top.

 

Olluco with Charqui
(serves six people)
2 pounds of olluco
2 pounds of rice
1 cup of peas
1 cup of green or yellow beans
1 onion
11 ounces of charqui (dried meat)
2 pounds of potatoes
½ cup of Panca Pepper Paste (or less to make more mild)
Parsley leaves
Salt
Cooking oil

Learn how to make other recipes from other FH communities, like Ethiopian injera, where because of partners like you, people are becoming more food secure.