This dish is ideal for cold days. In addition, in Argentina we enjoy the locro on national days like May 25. In general, locro is usually made with corn, however, together with Guruwalik, this time I teach you how to prepare this version with white wheat.
Do you want to enjoy a different locro? Keep reading and discover with us how to make wheat locro , you will love this recipe that also includes a multitude of vegetables and represents a very complete dish.
Ingredients to make wheat Locro:
- 250 grams of candeal wheat
- 150 grams of carrot
- 150 grams of onion
- 30 grams of red or green bell pepper
- 1 clove garlic
- 200 grams of pork or beef
- 30 grams of smoked bacon
- 500 grams of cabbage squash
- 1 tablespoon of sweet paprika
- ½ dessert spoon of pepper
How to make wheat Locro:
Step NO 1
To start preparing your wheat locro, rinse the cereal until the water runs clear.
Step NO 2
Let it soak in the fridge for 12 hours. Once that time has passed, boil it for approximately 20 minutes. Note that it will cook with the locro later as well, so it doesn’t need to be so soft at this point.
Step NO 3
While the wheat is cooking, peel, chop and brown the onion in a pot or saucepan over high heat and 1 teaspoon of hot oil.
Step NO 4
Once golden or transparent, add the chopped bell pepper . For this wheat locro recipe you can choose green or red pepper, both are perfect!
Step NO 5
When the bell pepper is golden brown, take the vegetables to the sides and in the center add the carrot and the meat cut into cubes . Seal the meat on all sides and bring it to the edges as well. Repeat the process with the smoked bacon.
Tip: you can make the meatless wheat locro recipe by removing those ingredients from the crafting.
Step NO 6
While the meats are browning, click and boil the chorizo for 5 minutes . Then cut it into slices.
Step NO 7
Add the chopped chorizo, the wheat, the peeled and diced squash , the seasonings, and cover your entire preparation with boiling water. Lower the heat, cover it and cook it for 1 hour, stirring it every so often so that the preparation does not stick to the bottom and check that it does not run out of water. If this happens, add more water, always hot.
Step NO 8
After that time, you can serve and enjoy your red wheat locro. You could also let it cool for 2 hours and break it up to refrigerate in the fridge for 3 days or 3 months in the freezer . We recommend accompanying it with boiled white rice .
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Spicy sauce to accompany your wheat locro
If you want, you can accompany your locro with a spicy sauce. To do this, follow these steps :
- Chop 1 small onion, 1 clove of garlic and 4 sprigs of green onion.
- Sauté them with 1 tablespoon of neutral oil or fat.
- Once cooked, season them with chili pepper, a pinch of cumin and sweet paprika.
- Add half a cup of hot water and lower the heat to medium.
- Let it boil for about 5 minutes. Serve and let cool to enjoy with the hot wheat locro.
Tell us what you think of this recipe in the comments and if you have decided to make the hot sauce or not. And if you want to know more recipes, do not miss the recipe for locro de choclo .