Cuban Rice Dishes

Cuban rice, paired with black beans, is a fantastic side or a stand-alone meal. Easy and inexpensive, this Cuban rice recipe works beautifully for parties and potlucks.

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Cuban Fried Rice

Better Homes and Gardens

Browned pineapple slices layered with ham, black beans, sweet peppers, and rice are at the heart of this dazzling main-dish recipe that takes less than 30 minutes to prepare.

Total: 20 mins

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