Tag Archives: Spanish Rice Dish

Arroz Congrí

This is the recipe that started the Bean Train! This is Mami’s best recipe and it’s the one that her kids and grandkids want to learn and pass down. Everytime she makes it, she calls me to see if I want her to save me some. Of course I do! (Hers is still better than mine!)

This is a traditional rice dish that’s served with just about anything, but especially with roast pork (lechón asado) on Christmas Eve (Noche Buena).

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Seafood Paella (Paella de Mariscos)

Seafood Paella is one of those meals that just makes me want to throw a party! This is such a popular party food with Cubans in Miami that catering companies in specialize making paellas for big parties.

Paella comes in many varieties. Paella Valenciana is made with chicken, pork and chorizo. Paella Mixta uses meats and seafood and then there’s Paella de Mariscos. You can switch up the seafood based on your budget and preference, but it usually includes shrimp, firm fish and mussels. You can also add lobster tails, stone crab claws and calamari. Since I was in a party mood, I used all of them!

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