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La Bandera Dominicana: Recipes and Videos of Our Traditional Lunch Meal

La Bandera Dominicana, or “The Dominican Flag”, is also what Dominicans call the national standard lunchtime dish of rice, beans and meat.
Course Lunch
Cuisine Dominican
Keyword dominican bandera dish, the dominican flag lunch
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 4 servings
Calories 1881kcal
Author Clara Gonzalez

Ingredients

Arroz Blanco

  • 5 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • teaspoon of salt
  • 6 cups water
  • 4 cups of rice

Habichuelas Guisadas

  • 2 cups of dry pinto , cranberry, or red kidney beans
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 pinch of oregano
  • 1 bell pepper , chopped
  • 1 small red onion cut into four quarters
  • 2 cloves of garlic , crushed
  • 1 cup of diced auyama (West Indies pumpkin)
  • 1 cup of tomato sauce
  • Leaves from a celery stalk , chopped (optional)
  • 4 sprigs of thyme (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon of chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon of salt (or more, to taste)

Pollo Guisado

  • 2 lbs [0.9 kg] of chicken cut into small pieces
  • 2 limes cut into halves
  • A pinch of oregano
  • 1 small red onion chopped into fine strips or eighths
  • ½ cup of chopped celery (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon of salt (more may be necessary)
  • ½ teaspoon of mashed garlic
  • 2 tablespoons of oil (corn, canola or peanut)
  • 1 teaspoon of regular white sugar
  • 2 cups of water
  • 4 plum tomatoes cut into quarters
  • 2 green bell or cubanela (cubanelle) peppers
  • ¼ cup of seedless olives cut into halves (optional)
  • 1 cup of tomato sauce
  • A small bunch of fresh coriander leaves
  • ¼ teaspoon of pepper

Res Guisada

  • 2 lb [0.91 kg] of beef (round or skirt) cut into small pieces
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • A pinch of sun-dried oregano
  • A pinch of pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of salt (or more, to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil (corn, canola or peanut)
  • 3 cups of water (may need more)
  • 1 red onion cut into slices
  • 2 tomatoes cut into quarters
  • 2 bell peppers , cut into small pieces
  • 3 cloves of garlic , mashed
  • 1 cup of tomato sauce
  • 1 sprig of cilantro , chopped

Ensalada Verde

  • 2 tomatoes , diced or sliced
  • ½ lettuce (or ¼ cabbage chopped finely)
  • 1 cucumber , sliced or diced
  • 1 bell pepper cut into thin strips
  • 1 small onion , cut into thin slices (optional)
  • 1 beetroot , boiled and sliced (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons of fruit vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of salt (or more, to taste)

Instructions

Arroz Blanco

Habichuelas Guisadas

Pollo Guisado

Res Guisada

Ensalada Verde

Video

Notes

Nutrition calculation is a very rough approximation and calculated based on a dish served with beef.

Nutrition

Calories: 1881kcal | Carbohydrates: 206g | Protein: 67g | Fat: 87g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 161mg | Sodium: 3335mg | Potassium: 2641mg | Fiber: 20g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 6103IU | Vitamin C: 194mg | Calcium: 235mg | Iron: 11mg