Rhoda from @platesandbubbles recently made a delicious arroz Cubano, or arroz a la Cubana, for breakfast last weekend. Spanish-speaking countries tend to have their own variations of this rice and fried egg dish. In the Philippines, it’s cooked with minced beef. And “where else can one get fresh, A-grade Aussie organic beef rump mince in Hong Kong but from your fave online butcher, meatmarket.hk!” – her words, we promise!

Serves: 2–3

Prep time: 10–15 min

Cooking time: 20–25 min


  • 300g organic beef rump mince
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 2 shallots, chopped roughly
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup diced potato
  • 1 cup diced carrot
  • ½ cup frozen peas
  • 250g chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • 1–2 plantains
  • 1 egg per person
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, taste
  • olive oil
  • cayenne pepper (optional)


  1. On medium heat, sauté the shallots, garlic, potato, carrots and peas until they soften. Season with salt to taste.
  2. Add the minced beef and cook until the meat browns.
  3. Add the chopped tomatoes, tomato paste, cranberries, salt, pepper and cayenne, if using, and cook until the tomato sauce is absorbed by the beef. Set aside.
  4. In a separate pan, slice the plantains and fry on both sides. Set aside, then fry the eggs, sunny side up.
  5. Assemble all elements with the steamed rice.

About meatmarket.hk:

meatmarket.hk is a customised online butcher and grocery service – cut to order, how you want it and when you want it. They support good ingredients that are produced locally and around the world such as hormone- and chemical-free meat items and sustainably sourced seafood with certifications.

meatmarket.hk has also created a space in their food factory to support and encourage FoodPreneurs looking to take that next step. Their co-share kitchen offers a generous commercial space to produce fabulous dishes and host product and cooking demonstrations, cooking classes, culinary workshops, private parties and more.

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