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Arroz ala Cubana 2

Arroz ala Cubana

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Filipino


Arroz ala Cubana is a Philippine dish that consists of sautéed minced beef, white rice, fried egg and fried cardaba (saba) banana. 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.



Sautéed Minced Meat

  • 300 g lean minced pork
  • 300 g lean minced beef
  • 1/2 cup corn kernels
  • 1/2 cup green peas
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1 carrot, diced (optional)
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • oil


  • steamed rice
  • cardaba (saba) banana, sliced crosswise
  • fried egg (sunny side up)


  1. In a pan add a small amount of oil then fry banana pieces until golden brown on each side. Remove from pan then set aside.
  2. Using the same pan add oil then sauté garlic and onions.
  3. Add minced pork and beef and cook for 10 minutes or until meat is brown.
  4. Add the corn, peas, carrots and raisins and cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Add soy sauce and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Turn heat off then set aside.
  6. Place rice in the middle of the plate, top it with fried egg, place Sautéed Minced Meat at the side and fried bananas on the other side. Serve.