Today’s Menu: Majadito!

It’s been awhile since we posted a recipe, and this is one of our favorites. Majadito is a Santa Cruz dish that embodies the Bolivian tradition of placing a fried egg on top of the meal. It’s a meal that my friend, Nelvia, taught me to make and it’s quick and easy!

Serves 4-6

1 onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 – 1/2 pound beef or chicken, cubed small
1/4 cup soy sauce (or more to taste)

1 potato
1 small tomato
1 green (or red) pepper
1-2 carrots
1/2 cup peas (optional)

1 cup uncooked rice
2 cups water
salt to taste
pinch of red pepper (or paprika)
few tablespoons oil

Dice onion and fry in oil using a small skillet until transparent. Add the meat and fry with onion. Add soy sauce and the minced clove of garlic.

Dice the carrots, tomato, potato, and green pepper.

Place rice and water in a medium-sized sauce pan and bring water to a boil. Add meat/onion mixture, vegetables, red pepper, and salt to pan. Cover and let cooked until rice is tender, stirring occasionally. Add more water if needed.

Fry an egg for each person eating the meal. If frying bananas are available cut them in half and fry in oil; one banana per serving. (Note: These are not the same bananas you eat with your cereal! Frying bananas can only be fried, they cannot be eaten raw.)

The nice thing about this recipe is the flexibility… you can use different vegetables if you’d like, add more (or less) depending on your preferences, and use whatever meat you happen to have on hand at the moment. Hope you enjoy it!

This recipe Emily Tested, Nyberg Approved!


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2 responses to “Today’s Menu: Majadito!”

  1. Emily says :

    I was reading this thinking, “Oh hey they made that for me!”…

    and then there I am.


    I’ve been missing you so much. Longer phone date this weekend?

  2. Emily says :

    PS If you’re serving this meal to a person who has eaten fried eggs at virtually every meal for the last six months, they may politely ask to be excused from that portion of the dinner…

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