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Cuban Rice

This is a good recipe to use left over chicken or any kind of left over roast.  I usually add a few shrimp at the end just to bring variety to this dish.  This recipe can easily be doubled.

  • oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 of a red or green pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups of rice
  • 1-7oz can of tomato sauce
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon, dried oregano
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can of beans, your choice, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups of left over chicken
  • several raw shrimp
  1. In a large skillet with a lid, put in a bit of oil, onion, pepper, oregano and saute until softened.
  2. Add the rice and stir.
  3. Add the garlic, broth and tomato sauce, beans and bay leaf.  Cover and simmer until rice is almost cooked, about 15 minutes.
  4. Add the cooked chicken and raw shrimp, cover and cook until the shrimp is pink.


  1. I just found my supper. I have all the stuff I need, and it looks like it doesn't take much time to make either.
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Aww. too bad I have tonight's supper on the go. This is one to try next, for sure!

  3. This sounds very tasty - going to try this soon!

  4. Too hot in Toronto to cook heat up the kitchen today, so I took my electric fry pan outside, cooked this on the patio. Perfect! My girls and I loved it. My husband and sons went fishing so we didn't want a big meal and this was wonderful.

  5. I picked up a pound of shrimp at the wharf and will make it today with all shrimp and oven roasted chicken drumsticks on the side. No hot weather here. I'm really looking forward to this.

  6. Seems it needs more liquid. The rice was crunchy with only two cups of liquid. Bev H

    1. Sorry Bev H it is 4 cups of chicken broth, my typing error.

  7. I was planning on making this for supper tonight, but reading the previous comment, I wonder if the rice you used was instant rice or the long grain type? It looks simple and delicious, and I already have all the ingredients ready to go, lol.

    1. I use regular rice. I amended the recipe, it was my mistake, it is 4 cups of chicken broth.


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