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Arroz ala Cubana - a serving of rice, cooked ground meat, fried egg and fried bananas.
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Arroz ala Cubana

This Filipino-style Arroz Ala Cubana recipe is a hefty serving of ground beef with veggies, golden sunny-side-up egg, fried cooking bananas, and fluffy fried rice. It's a great morning or lunch all-in-one dish that delivers big not only in serving size but also in flavors!
Course: Breakfast, Lunch
Cuisine: Asian, Filipino, Spanish
Keyword: Arroz ala Cubano, Arroz Cubano, Cuban Rice, Cuban-style Rice, Picadillo
Calories: 4270kcal
Author: Bebs


  • Oil for frying
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 4 -6 pieces saba bananas each cut into 2 or 3 slices
  • 4 cups white rice cooked
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 500 grams lean ground beef or pork or mixed
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 4 pieces ripe tomatoes seeded and chopped
  • 1 medium potato cubed
  • 1 medium carrot cubed
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • ½ cup green olives or capers if big cut into halves
  • ½ cup green peas
  • salt -if needed


  • Heat oil over medium heat and saute garlic and onion until aromatic. Add the ground beef and break into smaller pieces with a wooden spoon. Cook until no longer pink. Add soy sauce and ground pepper and stir several times until it turns brown.
  • Add the tomatoes and cook until tomatoes become soft and start to break down a bit.
  • Add the potatoes, carrots, raisins, olives, and green peas and mix. Pour in water and bring to a simmer until carrots and potatoes are cooked and liquids are almost gone. Season with salt if needed.
  • In a pan or skillet, heat enough oil, fry the banana slices in hot oil on both sides until browned. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  • Next, fry the eggs sunny side up as you prefer it, either with runny yolks or lightly charred bottom.
  • Scoop a cup of cooked rice to a plate and scatter. Lay a portion of the picadillo on top of the rice then top with fried egg. Add the fried bananas. Arrange as you like and enjoy.


Calories: 4270kcal | Carbohydrates: 686g | Protein: 194g | Fat: 73g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Monounsaturated Fat: 36g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 965mg | Sodium: 2816mg | Potassium: 3781mg | Fiber: 22g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 12045IU | Vitamin C: 44mg | Calcium: 487mg | Iron: 25mg