Cuban Foods: Arroz Relleno (Stuffed Rice)

Arroz Relleno (Stuffed Rice)

In many Cuban dishes there is an influences from other cultures including this dish Arroz Relleno. Arroz Relleno is served in a variety of ways throughout Latin America.

  • Whole chicken, boiled or baked, discard bones and skin.  Shred.
  • 3 cups of Uncle Bens converted rice
  • Bijol
  • Onions
  • Green pepper
  • Bay leaf
  • can tomato sauce
  • Vino Seco
  • Sazon
  • Salt
  • Green peas
  • Mayonnaise
  • Corn


  • In a rice cooker or pot cook 1 chopped onion with some oil cook until translucent.  Add 3 cups of rice, 4 1/2 cups of water, bijol for coloring and salt to taste.  Cook until rice is done.
  • Place the shredded chicken in a pan, with sliced onions, sliced green pepper, bay leaf, 6 envelops of sazon, can of tomato sauce, corn, splash of vino seco, cook for a few minutes and taste for salt add more if needed.
  • In a baking pan put a layer of rice, on top of that all of the cooked chicken (do not add watery sauce) after that a layer of mayonnaise and then the last layer of rice.  Sprinkle green peas on top and serve.
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