Arroz a la Cubana Bowl

*This is entry #47 for Lasang Pinoy, Sundays (La.Pi.S.)*

This week’s theme for Lasang Pinoy, Sundays is “Over the Top” and I have to say, this was one of the rare instances when I almost misinterpreted the theme.  My first instinct was to come up with rice toppings.  Then again, I thought, what if I’m supposed to come up with an over the top, meaning extraordinary, dish?  As it turns out, it’s rice toppings after all.  Whew!  Saved me a lot of time. :D

That said, all I had to do was just serve today’s lunch in a bowl.  So I give you, Arroz a la Cubana in a Bowl. ;)

Arroz a la Cubana was one of my first entries on this blog (November 2007).  I just had to smile when I dug into my archives and found it.  Click HERE and you will see why.  Aren’t the photos horrible?  Not that the new ones are not, but they are a tad better.  Hee hee.

Here’s the recipe…

INGREDIENTS

1 lb ground turkey (or ground lean beef or pork or a combination of both)
2 pcs. tomatoes, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons soy sauce (approx.)
1 – 1 1/2  tablespoons worcestershire sauce (approx.)
salt and pepper to taste
green peas (optional)
raisins (optional)

DIRECTIONS

1.  Saute the garlic and chopped onions in oil for a minute or two.
2.  Throw in the chopped tomatoes (or just add tomato paste).  Then add the ground lean beef and ground pork and cook until the liquid evaporates.
3.   Add several tablespoons of Kikkoman soy sauce and 1/2 or 1/3 the amount of Worcestershire sauce.
4. Season with salt and pepper if you like. I usually just add pepper and hold off on the salt.
5. Serve with fried bananas and fried egg on the side (or top!)

We don’t have saba bananas here but we had left over banana fritters from breakfast so that’s what I put on the side instead.  You may add green peas, but we didn’t want any.   Hubby isn’t a big fan of raisins so no raisins for us, too. :lol:

Not too long ago, I posted an entry on Sweet and Sour Chicken Balls which I served to Hubby and my littler girl as rice toppings.  But I didn’t want to do a recycled entry, so.  Anyway, I just thought I’d include the photos here just the same.


Munchkin Daddy Bowl


Little Munchkin Bowl

Happy Mother’s Day to all my fellow mommies out there!  Have a blast, ok?

Cheers and mabuhay!


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19 Responses to “Arroz a la Cubana Bowl”

  1. Pinky says:

    Oohlala… copa-“cubana”! :lol: Definitely one of my childhood faves… yum!

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    munchkinmommy Reply:

    Hi Pinks! I haven’t cooked this in a while. Nami-miss na ng pinsan mo so I cooked it. Hee hee. :D Thanks for the Mother’s Day greetings! *mwah*

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  2. Pinky says:

    BTW, happy mom’s day too to you, Weng! Abby’s one blessed little girl in having you as her mom. :)

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  3. erica says:

    Wonderful – can’t wait to try! Happy Mom’s day to all!

    ericas last blog post..Same day – later

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    munchkinmommy Reply:

    Hi Erica! Thanks for dropping by! :)

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  4. ces says:

    M is the one who makes arroz a la cubana in the house and come to think of it…kit’s been a while! but i’m drooling over those chicken balls!:) happy mom’s day wengski!:)

    cess last blog post..Lasang Pinoy, Sundays: over the TOP

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    munchkinmommy Reply:

    Hi Ces! Oooh, you should remind M to cook this for you one of these days, in the same way that my hubs reminded me that it’s been a while since I cooked arroz a la cubana. Hahaha! Mom’s day was wonderful! I’m sure yours was, too! Thanks, Ces! *mwah*

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  5. iska says:

    :-) They all look so yummy!
    Happy mom’s day!

    iskas last blog post..Beef Stew Rice Topping

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    munchkinmommy Reply:

    Hi Iska! Thank you! Cheers!

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  6. miriam says:

    happy mom’s day to you too! have not done arroz a la cubana for a while now. will cook this again. love this dish!

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    munchkinmommy Reply:

    Hi Miriam! I can understand why this is a favorite among so many of us. It’s so easy and takes very little time to make! :)

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  7. I’d almost forgotten this dish! This is something that Mr. Noodle would definitely love – he likes having a rice centered Sunday breakfast!

    Tangled Noodles last blog post..Noshing on Nostalgia

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    munchkinmommy Reply:

    Hi Tangled Noodle! Aww, you should surprise Mr. Noodle with a bowl of rice topped with this heaven of a ground dish then! Hee hee! :)

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  8. gmirage says:

    Cute how you entitled them Munchkin Daddy bowl and Little munchkin bowl! I love the shiny balls! :D

    gmirages last blog post..Top it! – Lasang Pinoy Sundays

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    munchkinmommy Reply:

    Hi G! It’s too bad I don’t have a bowl that’s the size between the Munchkin Daddy and the Little Munchkin Bowl. Kumpleto na sana ang 3 Munchkin Bowls. Hahaha!

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  9. me wants the chix balls :D yum yum

    happy mom’s day

    my entry is here

    magandang araw ka-lasa-ista :)
    Salamat sa pagbisita :)

    Jay – Agent112778s last blog post..La.Pi.S # 47 : over the top

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    munchkinmommy Reply:

    Hi Jay! You’re lucky because you can buy chicken balls over there any time you want! I can buy them here too but I’m too much of a scrooge. Hahaha!

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  10. JMom says:

    Awesome how your food photos have improved! I posted giniling too :)

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    munchkinmommy Reply:

    Hi JMom! I sometimes cringe when I look at my older posts and see the photos. Hahaha! At least, there’s improvement. Whew! :D

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