Cuban-Style Beans & Rice

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 1 h 10 min
  • Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dried black beans, soaked in cold water overnight, drained 250 mL
  • 1 tbsp olive oil 15 mL
  • 1 tsp salt 5 mL
  • 2 green peppers, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 cup long grain white rice 250 mL
  • 2 tsp ground cumin 10 mL
  • 2 tsp dried oregano 10 mL
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro (optional) 60 mL

Directions

  • Step 1

    In large saucepan, combine beans, oil, salt and 6 cups (1.5 L) water. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to simmer. Cover and simmer about 1 hr. 10 min., stirring occasionally, until water is mostly absorbed and beans are moist and tender.

  • Step 2

    Stir peppers, onion, rice, cumin and oregano into saucepan mixture. Add 2 cups (500 mL) water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Simmer, covered, 15 to 20 min., until rice is tender and liquid has been absorbed.

  • Step 3

    Fluff beans and rice mixture. Garnish with cilantro, if using, to serve.

Tip

To substitute brown rice instead of white rice, in step 2, add 2 1/2 cups (625 mL) water to the saucepan (instead of 2 cups/500 mL). After brown rice is added, cook about 40 min., until the rice is tender.

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Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition Description Per serving (1/4 of the recipe):
  • Calories 370
  • Fat 4.5 g
  • Saturated Fat 1 g
  • Carbs 74 g
  • Sugar 3 g
  • Protein 15 g
  • Cholesterol 0
  • Fibre 13 g
  • Sodium 590 mg