This is a microwavable entree that can easily serve two when you add a salad to the menu. The dish contains a blend of rice and beans, big chunks of plantains, and roasted pork with a Cuban spice. It microwaves in about 10 minutes (with some stirring and sitting time)
It has a nice sweet/spice mix that I like in Cuban food, but it could be a tad spicier. I upped the heat on mine by sprinkling on some pickapeppa sauce that we bought on a trip to Jamaica. I think Ross put sriracha on his to give it a little more kick.
The pork is plentiful and tender and breaks apart with a fork. I can't remember liking plantains the last time I had them, but these are good! They are soft yet firm, like a sweet potato, and have a sweet taste to them that goes well with the pork.
The black beans and rice was yummy and I would eat this part as a stand alone if they sold it that way.
This item was a winner and on my next trip to T-Joe's I bought two packages so I could stash it in my freezer. Now when we have a case of the "I don't know what to make for dinner" blues, I pull this out.
Do you have a favorite Trader Joe's find? What is it?