Cuban Rice with Ground Beef

The second dish I tried from The Filipino Cookbook.  This was one of my favorites! Instead of making the plain steamed rice, fried plantains, and fried eggs (sunny side up) as the original recipe calls for, I opted to use Goya Yellow Rice/Beans instead. I also added some hot chili paste as you know I love everything with a kick… 🙂

None of the photos I took came out properly so I didn’t include them- I again, just used the picture from the book.

Cuban Rice with Ground Beef
Arroz a la Cubana


4 tablespoons oil
5 cloves garlic, crushed
1 onion, minced
1 lb lean ground beef (or pork)
1 potato, peeled and diced
1/3 cup fresh or frozen green peas
3 tablespoons raisins
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon hot chili paste (optional)
1 box Goya Yellow Rice/Beans (cook per package instructions)


Heat skillet over medium heat and add 1 tablespoon of the oil.  Add the garlic, and saute until lightly browned.  Add the onion and saute until translucent.  Add the ground beef and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes, or until no longer pink, stirring frequently.  Transfer the meat to a bowl and set aside.

To the same skillet over medium heat, add another 1 tablespoon of the oil.  Add the potato and saute for 10 minutes.  When cooked, add the meat mixture, green peas, raisins, soy sauce, salt and pepper and cook for 5 more minutes.  Serve on top of the rice.