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Plantain "Arroz" a la Cubana

  • Beef
  • Plantain
20 m
20 m
6 servings
6 servings

This dish does away with the traditional rice element of Arroz a la Cubana,and calls in deeply caramelized plantain "rice" instead. (While Christine cuts the plantains by hand, we used a food processor to blitz them down to size. Just make sure they're fairly firm if you're going this route.) Turns out, it's the perfect base for rich, umami-laden beef. We loved this with a squeeze of citrus over the top!

Ingredients

Cubana Beef

  • 1 tbsp ghee or clarified butter
  • 3 sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 1 fresh habanero pepper
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • 8 ounces shiitake mushrooms or baby bella mushrooms
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 (28-ounce) can peeled plum tomatoes
  • 12 ounces tomato paste
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 handful fresh cilantro, chopped

Plantain Rice

  • 1 tbsp ghee or clarified butter
  • 3 plantains, just starting to turn yellow
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 dash sweet paprika
  • 1 egg per person (optional)

Directions

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