arroz con camaron

Arroz con camarón, a tasty dish from the coastal region of Ecuador

Arroz con camaron, a tasty dish from the coastal region of Ecuador

If you are looking for a tasty dish to enjoy at lunch or dinner while you are in Ecuador,  this tasty and very filling traditional dish that combines some of the flavours of the Coastal region of Ecuador is the choice for you.

If you enjoy shrimp then I am fairly positive that you will like this dish! Arroz con camarón, or rice with shrimp is one of the best traditional dishes of the Coastal region of Ecuador.

In addition to the great taste, it is a very satisfying dish. Perfect for when you are hungry after a nice day at the beach.

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What is arroz con camaron made of

The ingredients for arroz con camarón or (shrimp rice) are: rice cooked in the broth of the shrimp, onions, peppers, tomatoes, garlic, achiote, cumin, parsley and shrimp.

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How to eat arroz con camaron

You will enjoy your arroz con camaron together with fried “ripe” or green plantain chips/patacones. 

In addition, you may want to add some ketchup or mayo. This is completely up to each person.

If you visit the Coastal region and most restaurants offering traditional food, you will find this dish in the menu.

If you are in the highlands, main cities also have some restaurants offering food from the coastal region.


You can’t leave the Coastal region of Ecuador without eating this dish.

It is a delicious combination of flavours from the coastal region of the country!



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Arroz con camarón, a tasty dish from the coastal region of Ecuador

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