Arroz ala Cubana

Ingredients :

  • 1 lb. lean ground beef (or pork)
  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 potato, diced
  • 1 tbsp. soy sauce
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/3 cup green peas (fresh or frozen)
  • 3 tbsp. raisins
  • 4 unripe saba bananas (or 2 banana plantains), cut in half lengthwise, to serve
  • 4 Fried Eggs, to serve
  • 4 cups cooked rice, to serve
(Baking Conversion Table)

Cooking Procedures :

  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat; cook ground beef, stirring to break up, for about 5 minutes or until no longer pink. Transfer meat to plate; drain off fat from pan.
  2. In the same skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat; sauté onion and garlic for 3 minutes or until onion is translucent. Return meat to pan, add potato and cook for 10 minutes.
  3. Season with soy sauce, salt and pepper -to taste. Add green peas and raisins; cook for 5 more minutes, or until the vegetables and meat are done. Transfer to a serving platter, keep warm.
  4. In the same skillet, heat the remaining oil; pan-fry the bananas for 2 minutes on each side, or until lightly brown. Add to the meat platter and serve with Fried Eggs and cooked rice.
  5. Serves 4.

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