Glenn Lindgren: These include Spanish, of course, but also African, indigenous natives, French, and Haitian.
Jorge Castillo: Many people forget the strong influence of Cuba's neighbor to the North, the United States.
Glenn Lindgren: The American influence has been evident throughout Cuba's history, with the peak in the 1950s. American culture brought to Cuba cakes, and queso americano, and pan molde (American white bread), and SPAM -- just to name a few.
Raúl Musibay: Another popular import was the Vienna sausage, the wieners in a can that you have probably eaten at parties.
Glenn Lindgren: The Cubans took this American favorite and gave it a delicious twist with rice. I've never been a big fan of those little cocktail weenies, but this dish is very good! You'll be surprised how good a Vienna sausage can taste!
If you did not grow up eating this dish there is a good chance that you may not like it. (SEE BELOW)
Rice with Vienna Sausages -- sounds strange, but it's as Cuban a dish as you will ever find!
INGREDIENTS:2 large green peppers
Add the garlic cloves and fry an additional minute or two. Add the chopped tomatoes and let simmer for about 5 minutes.
Place this vegetable mixture into a large covered pan.
Add the rice, ham broth, tomato sauce, wine, and sausage links. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and let simmer until the rice is cooked, approximately 20-30 minutes.
Special thanks to Jorge Gerena (and his mom) of Newark, NJ for helping us refine this recipe.
If you did not grow up eating this dish there is a good chance that you may not like it. It is presented here in its original format exactly as it was prepared in Cuba and in the United States by Cuban American families. It is a direct response to numerous requests that we received over the years for this original Cuban recipe.
According to Google, “Cuban rice with Vienna sausages” is a frequent recipe search that leads to our website, so we know that many people are looking for it..
So as strange as it may sound to you, this recipe is REALLY made with those little wieners in a can. It's just one of those cultural anomalies like Spam sushi in Hawaii. If you grew up with this dish you love it. If not, please look at one of the many other delicious Cuban rice dishes on our website.
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