Cuban-Style Tomato Rice

Cuban-Style Tomato Rice

It tastes just like what you'd get in a restaurant in Spain! You can make it easily using store-bought canned tomatoes.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Garlic rice
・Uncooked white rice
1 rice cooker cup (180 ml)
1 clove
・Bay leaf
・Olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons
1/4 teaspoon
Tomato sauce
・Canned tomato sauce or "Basic Tomato Puree" (Recipe ID: 654779)
1 can (400 g)
1 teaspoon
1 teaspoon
・Garlic powder
1/4-1/2 teaspoon
・Tabasco sauce
to taste
・Salt and pepper
to taste
・Eggs (bring to room temperature)
・Wiener sausages
as desired


1. 【Garlic rice】Peel the garlic, and cut in half. Add all the ingredients into a rice cooker, and cook with slightly less water than usual.
2. 【Tomato sauce】 Pour the tomatoes into a pot. Add all the ingredients to season, and warm them up.
3. 【Accompaniment】 Heat oil in a frying pan, and fry wiener sausages until golden brown. Serve on a plate.
4. 【Accompaniment】Add a generous amount of oil into the Step [3] pan, shallow-fry the eggs sunny-side up (until the egg yolks become soft-set!).
5. Serve the rice on the plate, pour the tomato sauce on top. Place the sunny-side up egg and wiener sausages on top. Break the egg yolk and enjoy!

Story Behind this Recipe

This dish was served often for lunch at the Spanish elementary school my husband and I used to go to. The taste brings us back memories. Deep-fried bananas are served instead of wiener sausages in a regular recipe, but our school lunch was served with wiener sausages, so I copied it.