Experience the comforting flavors of Cuba with this delicious Arroz con Maíz recipe. Also known as Cuban Corn Rice, this dish combines fluffy white rice with sweet corn and a medley of savory ingredients. The result is a satisfying and flavorful side dish that pairs perfectly with a variety of Cuban meals. Enjoy a taste of Cuban cuisine with every spoonful of Arroz con Maíz!

ARROZ CON MAÍZ (Cuban Corn Rice)




4 Persons

For the Arroz con Maíz:
  • 2 cups white rice
  • 1/2 cup frozen or canned sweet corn kernels
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro or parsley, chopped (for garnish)
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


1) Rinse the white rice under cold water until the water runs clear. Drain the rice well.

2) In a large pot, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion, green bell pepper, and minced garlic. Sauté until the vegetables are softened.

3) Add the rinsed rice to the pot and stir to coat the rice with the oil and vegetables.

4) Stir in the cumin, paprika, and turmeric, and cook for a minute to toast the spices.

5) Add the sweet corn kernels and bay leaf to the pot.

6) Pour in the chicken or vegetable broth and season with salt and pepper. Stir well.

7) Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low. Cover the pot with a tight-fitting lid.

8) Simmer the rice for about 18-20 minutes, or until the rice is tender and the liquid is absorbed.

9) Remove the pot from the heat and let it sit, covered, for an additional 5-10 minutes to allow the rice to steam.

10) Fluff the rice with a fork and remove the bay leaf.

Serving the Arroz con Maíz:

1) Transfer the Arroz con Maíz to a serving dish and garnish with chopped cilantro or parsley.

2) Serve the flavorful Cuban Corn Rice with lime wedges on the side.

3) Enjoy the delicious blend of rice, corn, and spices that make Arroz con Maíz a beloved Cuban dish!

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION (per serving)                                                                                       

Calories: 280 kcal

Carbohydrates: 57g

Protein: 6g

Fat: 4g

Fiber: 2g

Sodium: 600mg

DURATION : 35 minutes                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

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For a burst of citrus flavor, squeeze fresh lime juice over the Arroz con Maíz before serving. Pair it with your favorite Cuban dishes and savor the vibrant taste of Cuba!