Arroz con Pato (Peruvian Beer-Braised Duck)

Prep Time
Cook Time
7h 20m
Ready In

"This is an adaptation of recipes from two sources, Whats4Eatsdotcom and Time/Life Foods of the World. Fresh peas may be substitutes for frozen. This dish requires some advance preparation. Prep time includes marinating time."

Original recipe yields 5 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (931.7 g)
  • Calories 1537.9
  • Total Fat - 80.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 19.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 544.6 mg
  • Sodium - 2332.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 43.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.9 g
  • Sugars - 1.5 g
  • Protein - 136.3 g
  • Calcium - 110.3 mg
  • Iron - 11.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 25.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.6 mg

Step 1

In a small bowl, combine lemon juice, cumin, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

Step 2

Prick the skin of the duck all over with a fork or small knife.

Step 3

Rub lemon mixture over all sides of duck.

Step 4

Place on a plate, cover with foil, and refrigerate for 3-6 hours.

Step 5

Heat the oil in a heavy pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat.

Step 6

Add duck(in batches if necessary) and brown well on all sides.

Step 7

Remove duck and set aside.

Step 8

Drain all but 2 tablespoons of fat.

Step 9

Add onion and pepper and cook, stirring, until the onion is translucent, about 4-5 minutes.

Step 10

Add the garlic and cook for another minute.

Step 11

Add beer and return duck to pot.

Step 12

Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring and scraping bottom of pan.

Step 13

Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 30-45 minutes, or until the duck is tender.

Step 14

Remove duck and keep warm.

Step 15

Strain liquid. Reserve 3 1/2 cups, and discard the remainder.

Step 16

Return liquid to pot and bring to a boil over high heat.

Step 17

Add rice and return to a boil.

Step 18

Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 20 minutes, or until all liquid is absorbed.

Step 19

Stir in cilantro, peas, and remaining salt and pepper.

Step 20

Arrange duck on top of rice, cover, and return to low heat just until heated through.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.