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Nutritional Info
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 479.6
  • Total Fat: 3.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 238.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 91.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 17.1 g
  • Protein: 20.3 g

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Caribbean Black Beans and Rice


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Introduction

A delicious Caribbean favorite that is cholesterol free and made with very little added fat. A delicious Caribbean favorite that is cholesterol free and made with very little added fat.

Ingredients

    • 1 lb. dry black beans
    • 7 cups water
    • 1 medium green pepper, coarsely chopped
    • 1-1/2 cups chopped onion
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 2 bay leaves
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 tablespoon vinegar (or lemon juice)
    • 6 cups rice, cooked in unsalted water
    • 1 jar (4 oz.) sliced pimento, drained
    • 1 lemon cut into wedges

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Directions

1. Pick through beans to remove bad beans. Soak beans overnight in cold water. Drain and rinse.



2. In large soup pot or dutch oven stir together beans, water, green pepper, onion, oil, bay leaves, garlic, and salt. Cover and boil 1 hour.



3. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, 3-4 hours or until beans are very tender. Stir occasionally and add water if needed.



4. Remove about 1/3 of the beans, mash and return to pot. Stir and heat through.



5. Remove bay leaves and stir in vinegar or lemon juice when ready to serve.



6. Serve over rice. Garnish with sliced pimento and lemon wedges.



Yield: 6 Servings





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  • Incredible!
    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I like this recipe too. I love rice & beans. I do it at least twice a month. But what I do is I blend, green or red peppers, onions, cilantro, garlic & vinager. Store this condiment in a jar, it never goes bad and you can use it with any other meal. It gives the black bean juice such a good flavor. - 9/10/08

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I do a variation of this with brown rice. I add tomatoes, a little tomato juice, green chilis, cumin, garlic and lime juice. We just love it. - 6/6/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    My usual black bean recipe adds bulk sausage, cumin, cayenne, cilantro, lime juice rather than vinegar or lemon, black pepper, and a tiny pinch of cloves...also chicken or vegetable stock rather than plain water. - 2/8/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe!!! But I would try it with some yellow rice. There are so many healthy ways, you can make yellow rice. Store bought has too much sodium. - 2/8/08

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  • Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    A good base, very filling. A lot of satisfaction per calorie. However, "Caribbean" did not come to mind, it was very bland and there are no spices to speak of in this recipe. Some additional sea salt at the table perked it up though, and next time I will add spices to the beans during cooking. - 9/12/07

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Family loved it. Very filling. Might spice it up a bit more next time. Definitely a "do it again" recipe. - 8/13/07

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Yum! This is a make again meal and a new family favorite! - 6/10/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This recipe is excellent. My husband and I both enjoyed it! - 6/6/08

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Yum love black beans!! - 6/6/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    awesome recipe.its both apetising and satisfying. - 6/6/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is great! I put a dallop of crushed pineapple on the top before serving! It was lovely - and good! - 6/6/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    very good, but I added chopped Jalapeno peppers, I like them spicy! - 4/21/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I have made this but added cumin and 2 tablespons of peanut butter and it was very good. - 4/21/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    loved it - 4/21/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    excellent. add a salad and u have a great family pleasing meal. will make this again and again. - 2/29/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I loved this recipe. My hubby loved it. I sent some over to my Dad he loved it and is asking me when are you going to make it again. - 2/10/08

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Note that the calorie count is for a whole cup of rice PLUS 1/6 of the beans. That's a much larger helping than I would normally serve per person. That said, beans & rice are one of the most nutritious, satisfying foods around. Try cumin, cayenne, tarragon for flavor. - 2/8/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    i am eating it just now. it is a OMG one! nice and easy! we'll do it again. i added some spices in the water for the rice. yummmmm 1 sev of the black beans stew was 5.5oz or 183g
    - 5/22/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Love it! - 4/22/07

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  • This is very similar to a Cuban Black Beans and Rice dish that I make. Mine uses 10 cups of water and has some other ingredients. The black beans freeze beautifully. - 2/27/11

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  • i'm cuban and i grew up eating this dish, when you add vinigar add alittle sugar and also add about 4 tablespoons of tomato sauce, makes a big difference, real garlic is also better, hope this helps anyone - 2/8/11

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  • AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME!!!!! So good. I have made this twice and it is really great! My whole family loves it! - 1/31/10

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  • Very Good. I added some additional spices, as we like food with a litle kick to it. This is only my second time making fresh dried beans so I am not sure I did everything right. During the cooking time, I added A LOT of water, probably another 6 cups or so. - 1/23/10

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  • I'd try it except for the calories!!!! How big is a serving? Is it really nearly 500 calories? - 1/21/10

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  • I thought this was rather bland. - 9/15/09

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