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cuban white rice
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Cuban white rice

Fluffy Cuban style white rice cooked on the stove-top
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: cuban
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 428kcal
Author: Cari


  • 2 cups of long grain white rice
  • 2 ⅛ cups of water
  • 3 tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon of salt


  • Begin by rinsing your rice. Using a fine mesh strainer, rinse your rice in room temperature water until the water comes out clear.
  • To a medium sized sauce pan, add your oil, salt, water and rice. Set your heat to high.
  • Stir your rice so the salt becomes well incorporated through out the rice.
  • The minute your rice begins to boil, quickly drop the heat to low and cover. Allow to cook for ten minutes without removing the lid.
  • Once the ten minutes have passed, open the lid and stir your rice. Turn off the heat and cover the rice again. Keep the rice covered for another 5 minutes


Garlicky white rice - I like to add a little bit of garlic powder to my rice sometimes, when I do I add ½ teaspoon. 
Vegetable white rice / Arroz con Vegetales - Make this by simply adding 1 chicken bouillon cube, ¼ cup of frozen peas, one minced carrot and ½ a minced onion to the saucepan. Adjust rice as needed. The vegetables will cook with the rice.


Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 428kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 106mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg