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Friday, August 17, 2012

Cuban Black Beans and Rice

In the Cuban culture, this is often called Moros y Cristianos or "Moors and Christians". The black beans represent the darker-skinned Moors, while the rice represents the lighter-skinned Christians. This dish alludes to the wars between the two cultures. I found this recipe years ago on the back of a Bush's Black Beans can. I love that it uses pantry ingredients with a few items from fresh produce. It's a quick, tasty, economical meal. 







Cuban Black Beans and Rice
Yield: 4 servings

1 tbsp. olive oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 small green pepper, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup tomatoes, diced
1 (15 oz.) can black beans - do NOT drain
½ tsp, dried thyme
3 tbsp. cider vinegar
½ tsp. hot pepper sauce
2 cups cooked rice
Lime wedges, optional

In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Cook onion and green pepper until tender-crisp. Stir in tomatoes, undrained beans, thyme and garlic. Cook 3 minutes. Add vinegar and hot pepper sauce. Continue to cook 5 minutes. Serve with rice. Garnish with lime wedges, if desired.

I hope you enjoy!

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12 comments:

  1. I love beans and rice, and this recipe looks delicious!
    Blessings,
    Leslie

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  2. Pinning and trying this one! I love beans and rice. I’m so glad you linked this up at One Creative Weekend! I love it! Hope your weekend is fantastic.

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  3. Yummy idea. It looks delicious.

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  4. Jamie,
    This looks delish! I love beans and this is right up my alley. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Thanks so much for sharing at Heavenly Treats Sunday! OK I love black beans and rice, I havent made it in a long time!

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  6. Oh, yum! So glad you linked up at C&C and at my blog! That Kit Kat cake is amazing! I love wholesome, hearty meals like this. I'm having a Meatless Monday hop at my blog this week too, if you'd like to link up there: http://jessica-healthymommyhealthybaby.blogspot.com/2012/08/meatless-monday-easy-old-bay-style.html

    Have a great week! -Jessica

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  7. I'm a bean girl and actually went to a Brazilian restaurant today where they served black bean and rice! So good! I've never made them so I will give this a try! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

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  8. Looks interesting! I haven't had beans and rice in a long time, but i used to love them.
    I would love to have you link it up to my linky party! http://domesticrandomness.blogspot.com/2012/08/friday-fascinations-2-olympics-linky.html

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  9. Love your recipe for Cuban Black Beans and Rice! It looks very delicious!

    Stopping by your blog from What's Cooking Wednesday (I posted #71 Mango, Banana and Chai Tea Smoothie).

    Pinned!

    Amber @ The Cook's Sister

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  10. I love black beans and rice. This recipe looks great! Thanks for sharing, Jamie.

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  11. Wow, this looks great. Thanks so much for linking up to Tasty Thursdays on The Mandatory Mooch. I hope you will link up again. The party will be live tonight. www.mandatorymooch.blogspot.com

    Thanks, Nichi

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