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fried rice in a bowl with plantain, fried egg, and avocado

Bolivian Fried Rice with Beef (Majadito)

Majadito tostado or fried rice with beef is an eastern Bolivian dish that consists of fried rice, with vegetables and meat. This traditional dish is served with fried plantains and a fried egg.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Bolivian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 5 to 6
Calories 286kcal
Author Lizet Bowen


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 pound tender beef, cut into small pieces
  • 2 large tomatoes, chopped
  • Rice:
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1-1/2 cups long-grain rice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2-1/2 to 3 cups boiled water
  • 1 medium carrot, chopped
  • 1/2 cup peas
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground urucĂș (ground achiote)
  • salt to taste
  • For serving:
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 ripe plantains
  • 1 to 2 avocados, sliced


  • In a large pot or saucepan, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Saute the onion, green pepper, and garlic until they are caramelized and translucent. Turn up the heat, add the meat and cook until golden brown. Add the tomatoes and cook for another 3 minutes. Remove from the pot and reserve.
    meat, vegetables in a pot
  • In a medium saucepan, bring 3 cups of water to a boil.
  • Clean the pot and heat the oil over medium heat. Add the rice with a little salt and toast or fry until golden. You have to stir constantly so that it doesn't burn.
    frying rice in a pan
  • When the rice is golden brown, add the meat mixture, the chopped carrot, the peas, the seasonings, and 2 - 1/2 cups of hot water. Taste for salt and add if necessary.
    pot with rice, meat, vegetables, and broth
  • Once it starts to boil, lower the heat, it needs to cook slowly. Cover and cook for 20 to 25 minutes. Do not stir.
  • Check your rice after 15 minutes. If the heat is too hot, the water will absorb faster and the rice may not be done. If this is the case, add an additional 1/2 cup of water.
  • Check again in 20 minutes. It should look dry, and the rice should be soft.
    pot with rice, meat, vegetables
  • Turn off the heat, and mix with a ladle before serving.
  • In a small frying pan, heat 1 tablespoon of oil and fry the eggs.
  • Peel and cut the plantains into slices. In a medium skillet, heat 3 tablespoons of oil over medium heat and fry the plantains, turning until golden brown.
  • Serve majadito with a fried egg on top, plantain slices, and avocado.


When frying the rice, remember to stand next to it and not stop stirring.
Boil more than 3 cups of water, just in case you need more.
Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
The texture of the rice changes if it is frozen, I do not recommend it.