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Arroz Ala Cubana (Filipino)

A simple rice dish that’s Spanish in origin consisting of rice, egg, plantain and stir fried ground beef. It’s flavorful, very easy to put together and presents very well.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast, Main Course
Author: Pam from PinoyBites


  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 ½ tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 ½ tablespoons soy sauce
  • ¼ cup green peas
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • Sliced fried plantains for serving
  • Fried eggs sunny side up (for serving)

Here's How:

  • Saute onion in oil then add the garlic. Add beef, season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook until the meat is no longer pink and meat juice has almost evaporated, about 5 mins.
  • Stir in tomato paste and soy sauce. Continue cooking until liquid has evaporated. Add green peas and raisins. Cook for 2 mins. Season with salt and ground black pepper, if needed.
  • Serve with fried plantains on the side and sunny side up egg on top of a mound of rice,