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La Bandera Dominicana

A delicious blend of art and nutrition.

In literal translation "The Dominican Flag" this dish is a poetic mix of ingredients, each one a metaphor to the Dominican flag of red, white and blue. The meat represents the blue, rice represents the white and red kidney beans are, of course, the red. How beautiful is that?

The meal itself consists of 2 dishes that can also be served separately: Pollo Guisado (Braised Chicken) and Habichuelas Guisadas (Stewed Beans), which, when combined with the long white rice, makes this Dominican National Dish.

Assemble the dish by placing the rice in a cross pattern, in the middle of the dish. On opposite corners place Pollo Guisado (upper left corner and lower right corner) and Habichuelas Guisadas, around the rice. Add coriander in the middle of the flag, where the Dominican emblem would normally be.

This dish is often served with ripe Avocado slices on the side.

La Bandera Dominicana is traditionally served with a salad on the side.

We recommend Ensalada Verde.

This recipe is part of the 2021 - Week 4 - Dominican Vacation Menu. Look under Menus for the other recipes of the series or Subscribe to our mailing list and receive complete weekly menu ideas with everything from the grocery shopping list to all standardized recipes in a menu, as well as an organized Order of Cooking list to save you time in the kitchen.

Download the standardized recipes here:

Pollo Guisado
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Habichuelas Guisadas
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