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Arroz ala Cubana

Arroz ala Cubana
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Arroz ala Cubana is a classic dish that originated in Spain adapted by our ancestors probably way back the Spanish invasion. Arroz ala Cubana is a dish distinguished with rice, ground meat menudo, fried banana plantains, and fried egg on the side. This is one of my favorite menu. Since when did you last cook Arroz ala Cubana? Let’s cook it today.. This a sure hit to your family. Everyone will surely love this combo meal. Happy cooking!

Arroz ala Cubana


  • 1 kilo ground beef (or pork)
  • ⅓ cup raisins
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 potato, diced
  • ½ cup frozen green peas
  • ¼ cup corn kernels (raisins if not corn)
  • 1 medium yellow onion, minced
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 6 pieces fried banana (saba) sliced
  • fried eggs (sunny side up style)
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Use a large pan, sauté onion, garlic, and tomato
  2. Once tomato becomes soft, add-in ground beef. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Add tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, potatoes, carrots, corns and raisins. Stir and then cover the pan. Simmer for 10 to 12 minutes or until the liquid evaporates.
  4. Uncover and then put-in the green peas. Cook for 5 to 8 minutes in low to medium heat.
  5. Arrange in individual plates with steamed rice, fried bananas, and fried egg.
  6. Serve. Share and enjoy!