Arroz Ala Cubana (Pinoy Style)

It’s been a long time since I haven’t posted recipes here, and today is a “no diet” day for me with Arroz A la Cubana …Getting up late on a cold morning with a full and satisfying meal is just what I need, no diet for a day I think won’t make any difference lol…Good day everyone! Here’s another simple dish to prepare and best of all it’s a complete meal where you can get your veggies, carbs and protein in one plate.

Topped with a classic trio—sauteed savory ground beef, fried egg, and fried saba bananas – this plate of rice makes a wonderful meal anytime of the day.  This is a  dish that originated from the Spanish arroz a la cubana which is nearly similar but instead of the sautéed beef it is served with tomato sauce.  Please find below recipe:

Arroz Ala Cubana

Arroz Ala Cubana


  • 1/2 kilo ground beef
  • 1 big carrot (cut into small cubes)
  • 3 small potatoes (cut into small cubes)
  • 2 green & red bell peppers (deseeded and cut into wedges)
  • 1/4 cup cooked green peas
  • 2-3 tbsp of raisins
  • 1 medium sized white onion (chopped)
  • 2 medium sized tomatoes (deseeded and chopped)shopping list
  • 1 tbsp of minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup of tomato paste
  • salt and msg.
  • pepper
  • about 3 Tbsp of olive oil
  • vegetable oil for frying

Cooking Instructions

  1. Fry the cubed potatoes and carrots in vegetable oil just until the edges starts to lightly browned.Place them on paper towels and set aside.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a pan, add the ground beef, stir to break them up.
  3. Add the garlic, onions, tomatoes, bell peppers and raisins. Cook until the veggies start to soften.
  4. Pour in the tomato paste. Mix well.
  5. Season with salt, msg. and pepper.
  6. Stir to blend well.
  7. Add the fried carrots and potatoes.
  8. Stir then turn off the heat.
  9. Serve with fried egg and plantain banana(saging na saba) as toppingsor side dish on a plate of rice.
  10. Share & enjoy!

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