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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 287.9
  • Total Fat: 7.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 899.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 45.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 11.4 g
  • Protein: 10.6 g

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Moros y Cristianos (Moors and Christians)

Submitted by: KAREN8241

Introduction

This is a traditional Cuban dish, in which the black beans symbolize the Moors, and the white rice the Christians. This version is adapted from a recipe from the Bean Education and Awareness Network. My whole family loves it, even my picky 13-year-old son. It's very good with some sliced oranges and crusty bread. This is a traditional Cuban dish, in which the black beans symbolize the Moors, and the white rice the Christians. This version is adapted from a recipe from the Bean Education and Awareness Network. My whole family loves it, even my picky 13-year-old son. It's very good with some sliced oranges and crusty bread.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    2 tablespoons olive oil
    1 cup chopped onion
    1 cup chopped carrots
    1 tablespoon chopped garlic
    1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
    1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
    1 bay leaf (remove before serving)
    1 4-oz can fire-roasted diced green chiles
    1 cup uncooked rice
    1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes, OR 1 16-oz jar salsa
    1 15 ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
    2 cups water
    1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
    1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
    1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Directions

In a large skillet or Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat. Saute onion, carrots and garlic until tender, about 5 minutes. Add cumin, thyme and bay leaf and continue cooking 1 minute more.

Stir in remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, until rice is tender, about 20 minutes. Let stand, covered, for 5 minutes before serving.

Makes 4 main-dish servings.


Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KAREN8241.






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  • I loved it, and so did my friends! Being allergic to cooked tomatoes, I replaced the salsa with vegetable stock, and it still turned out great! - 11/11/10

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