Cuban-Style Beans & Rice

Prep time: 10min
Total time: 70 min
Serves: 4
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
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
fibre
13 g
sodium
590 mg

Directions

  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.

  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.

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