7 September: Tarde de Cocinar

On this afternoon we decided to have a social bonding activity which consisted of cooking Arroz a la Cubana we cooked the recipe that Kelly’s host Mother Senora Olga shared with her which is one of the many ways to cook it.

The recipe below

Ingredients: (1 serving)

  • 1/4 c of uncooked rice.
  • 1/4 c of tomato sauce.
  • 1 egg
  • Optional banana / bacon/ ham


  1. Use twice as much water as rice and add a pinch of salt.
  2. Put in a pot and simmer and cover for approximately 18 mins or until rice cooked and water is absorbed.
  3. Fluff with fork. And set aside.
  4. If cooking any optionals: Cut banana in half long way and fry in olive oil to preference. Fry bacon and/or ham to preference. Set aside.
  5. In a small pot, put tomato sauce on medium heat.
  6. Once the sauce is simmering, crack in the egg.
  7. Cover the pot and cook for approximately 2 mins or until egg is cooked to preference.
  8. Serve rice in the shape of a volcano and top with tomato sauce & egg.
  9. Serve optionals on the side.
  10. ¡Buen provecho!

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