Recipe sponsored by Bush’s Beans. All opinions are mine.
These Cuban black beans with rice are a typical Cuban dish also known as “Moros y Cristianos.” Apart from being very tasty on their own, they go very well with many types of meat: Ropa Vieja is a classic, Picadillo, roasted chicken and grilled pork. But the way I like them as the building block for a veggie bowl with tomato, corn, avocado, and cucumber. One of my favorite lunches.
Today, there is the possibility of enjoying them in just 15 minutes using Frijoles Cubanos Bush’s Cocina Latina. These beans, in particular, are vegetarian and as always very close to the original recipe and only using pronounceable ingredients and ingredients I use at home.
I love them, and since I started buying them, I do not cook dry beans at home anymore. Not only do they have a delicious taste, but their texture is also perfect. Here in the US, years ago I had a bad experience cooking beans and ending with a pot of beans where half of them was still hard and the other very soft. My grandmother used to say that this happened when they mixed beans from different years (new and old). Better not to risk it again, when you can just open a can.
Another thing that I don’t do in my house is to make rice on the stove. I always use the rice cooker, and I love it. For 2 cups rice, I add 1 tablespoon butter and 1 teaspoon salt.
So here it is my simplified version of Moros y Cristianos: Cuban black beans with rice.
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Cuban Black Beans with Rice
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 can of beans Frijoles Cubanos BUSH’S Cocina Latina®
- 3 cups cooked long grain rice
- Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add cumin, bay leaf, and garlic. Cook for 1 minute, stirring.
- Add the can of beans (undrained), and 1/2 can of water.
- Stir and wait until it begins to boil gently.
- Add 3 cups rice and stir well. Let warm up. Taste and adjust the seasoning with salt.
- Serve hot.