Arroz con salchicha viena - Rice with Vienna Sausage

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Rice with Vienna Sausages - sounds strange, but is as Cuban a dish as you will ever find

Preparation time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 30 mins

Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves: 8-10 mins


2 large green peppers
1 large onion
4 cloves garlic, minced
4 small roma tomatoes chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup olive oil for frying (some also use lard)
4 cups rice
3 cups ham broth
1 cup white wine
1 cup tomato sauce
1/2 teaspoon Bijol Powder
5 cans Vienna sausage links, sliced in half
green and black pitted olives (optional)


Sauté the green peppers and onion in olive oil or lard until limp.
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.

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