Last Updated on January 20, 2017 by Ed Joven
How to cook Arroz a la Cubana
Arroz a la Cubana Recipe (Cuban-style rice) or arroz cubano is a dish mostly eaten in many Spanish-speaking countries. Its defining ingredients are rice and a fried egg. A plantain or banana, and tomato sauce, are so frequently used as often to be considered defining ingredients.
Arroz a la Cubana’s origin is not definitively known; various informal sources state without references that it originated in Peru, the Philippines, etc. Some authors consider that it may have originated from rice dishes with fried eggs from Cuba when it was a Spanish colony.
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Arroz a la Cubana Ingredients by Pinoy Recipe dot net:
- 1/2 cup ground pork
- 1/2 cup ground beef
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/4 cup onion , sliced
- 1/3 cup tomatoes, sliced
- 4 saba bananas
- salt and pepper to taste
- cooked rice
Arroz a la Cubana Cooking Procedure:
- Saute garlic in oil. Add onions, tomatoes, and when soft, add the ground pork and ground beef.
- Cook covered until meats are done.
- Add raisins and cook a while longer. Season to taste.
- Peel bananas and slice lengthwise. Fry in a little cooking oil.
- Arrange hot rice on individual platters and spoon meat mixture on top.
- Arrange fried bananas around rice.
- Just before serving, fry eggs and top dish with one egg.