Arroz a la Cubana
Arroz a la Cubana is a Spanish dish consisting of white rice, fried egg, fried bananas and tomato sauce and does not include meat. The Filipino version of arroz a la cubana is quite distinctive because it contains sauteed ground meat usually pork and beef. This is a really nice and complete meal which you can eat during breakfast which is a bit heavy and also you can eat it for lunch or dinner. You can use plantain or saba bananas, but I think saba is more preferable.
- ¼ kilo ground pork
- ¼ kilo ground beef
- 2 tbsp. cooking oil
- 1 tbsp. garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp. small onion, sliced thinly
- 1 large tomato, sliced
- ¼ cup raisins
- ¼ tsp. ground pepper
- 1 tsp. salt
- 6 cups newly cooked rice, molded using the cups
- 1 fried saba banana, sliced crosswise
- ½ cup boiled sweet potatoes (peeled and cut into cubes)
- 1 fried egg (sunny side up)
- Sauté the garlic, sliced tomato and onions in oil.
- Then add the ground beef and pork until slightly brown and cooked.
- Add the other ingredients, raisins, pepper and salt.
- In a plate arrange the molded rice in a circular fashion and put the cooked meat in the center.
- Garnish with bananas, sweet potatoes and fried egg on top. Serve hot.