Ingredients for 39 servings:


Grinder or Food Processor

1 Kilo of organic brown rice

1 Kg.

Organic brown rice

cup water

4 Cups of


1 Cup shelled pistachios

1 Cup of

Shelled pistachios

sunflower seeds

4 Tablespoons

Sunflower seeds, flax, chia or sesame seeds

  1. 1 Grinder or food processor

  2. 1 brown rice

  3. 4 Cups of water

  4. 1 Cup Shelled pistachios

  5. 4 Tablespoons Sunflower seeds, flax, chia or sesame seeds


  1. The first step that we are going to do is make a masa from the rice. With your brown rice ready, add in a third of a cup of Flax and pistachios then mix them all together. The rice tends to be super sticky sometimes so a useful tip is get a bowl water, and then just dip your fingers so that when you touch it won’t be that sticky.

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  2. After mixing, it’s now time to put all of them into the grinder. This can also be done in a food processor. Add in a little bit of water to the mix so that it won’t get stuck. 
    Now you have your masa!

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  3. Next step is we are going to make the ball flat. To do this, place the ball on a flat surface but before doing that, prepare a plastic bag or wrap and lay it on the surface, and then put the masa on top of it. You’ll also need to place a plastic bag or wrap on top of the masa ball. Grab a pan and then, squish the masa hard. and, we are going to place it on the plastic wrap at either plastic bag or plastic wrap on top… we’re gonna add plastic bag and then, squish it with a really strong with a heavy pan or a heavy cup. Once you have your masa squished, on thin-ness you like, then you can cut it with a circle cutter and remove excess dough or massa to make an arepa.

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  4. Now it’s ready for the oven! Grab a pan and a spray a little bit olive oil in it and bake for a couple of minutes!

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Hi, I'm Chef Pachi

Chef Coach, Food Nutritionist and Cook in Love with Latin Food, Author of six cookbooks. 40+ years of Experience in the Food Industry & Nutrition

...& the Science of Food


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