Cuban Fried Rice (Arroz Frito)

Cuban Fried Rice
by Cuban Chef

Serves: 4

Served at Havana’s famous Plaza del Vapor


Peel, devein and boil shrimp.
Heat 1 tbsp oil in large skillet.
Beat eggs, and pour into skillet and make a very thin omelette. Cut omelette into small pieces. Set aside.
Heat rest of oil. Fry garlic until golden and discard.
Add rice to oil and stir with a large two tined fork until rice is well coated.
Add pork, ginger, shrimp, ham and egg. Stir well, add soy sauce and stir in scallions.
Serve immediately.


3 cups white rice (cooked white rice without salt)
1 lb pork (cooked, cut into small pieces)
1/2 lb ham (smoked, cut into small squares)
1/2 lb shrimp (small)
3 tbsps peanut oil
3 garlic cloves (mashed)
1/2 tsp fresh ginger (minced)
6 eggs
4 tbsps soy sauce
2 bunches scallions (chopped including green part)