If you ask a Cuban about Cuban rice he will not know what you’re talking about, they do not know about it, it’s a Spanish invention.
In Cuba, there is a similar dish, but without fried tomato which is known as “whore food” and that many Spaniards could identify as Cuban rice without being one.
They call it “whore food” because it is very easy and quick to prepare, and it is assumed that these ladies do not have much time to start cooking because they are always in a hurry.
If you go to a Cuban restaurant you will not find it on the menu, neither as a whore meal nor as Cuban rice, if you feel like it, better order a white rice with fried egg and banana.
Ingredients for 4 people
- 300 gr. of rice
- 8 eggs
- 4 Well-ripe male bananas
We put water to boil in a saucepan and when it is boiling we toss the rice. It depends on the type of rice it will take more or less, but approximately 10 minutes. We tried it and we rectified it with salt.
Peel the bananas and cut them in half lengthwise 3 or 4 times. Flour them and put them in a pan with oil until golden. We remove it and put it in a dish with kitchen paper to drain the oil.
In the frying pan we toss the oil and fry the eggs.
And we mount the plate. We put the rice, the egg and on the side the fried banana.