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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

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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  • With the good ratings, will have to try this recipe! - 5/15/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is what's called Gallo Pinto. Real rice&beans cooked in coconut milk. - 11/19/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Must try great recipe - 11/11/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I am definately going to try this. - 6/6/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I'm going to try this to lower cholesterol!! - 6/6/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Love this recipe, but I also added a little extra zing to it. So healthy! - 6/6/08

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    You can increase the healthfulness of this recipe by serving over brown rice instead of regular rice. - 6/6/08

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    twealed this from suggestions that I read and enjoyed it thoroughly. - 6/6/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Not sure what the "carribean" part is of this recipe. May try to add some carribean jerk seasoning to make it true to it's title. - 6/6/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    so it says 6 cups of rice, so you have one cup of rice and 1/6 of the beans is aserving. If you look that up the calories are correct. You can reduce the amount of rice if you want less calories - 6/6/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    sounds like a great recipe but I would add tomotoes and some additional herbs. - 6/6/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    A one dish meal that omits meat - a great idea! - 6/6/08

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds wonderful. I love black beans and am always looking for ways to up my protein since I don't eat much meat. - 6/6/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Looking forward to trying this. I too love beans and I'm always looking for new recipes. Crockpot sounds like a good idea. - 6/6/08

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    will try this in the winter - 6/6/08

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  • O.K.
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    made this before
    - 6/6/08

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is a very good meal in itself. I have read that rice & beans combined, makes a complete protein. Being partiallyl vegetarian, having food like this is very important. - 6/6/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    sounds good - 6/6/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Will make it tomorrow - 4/21/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds great! I'll try it! - 4/21/08

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    LOVE Black Beans and Rice. Mmmmmm - 4/21/08

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  • Great recipe!!! I love Black Beans. - 4/21/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was good! - 4/21/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This would be awesome over Basmati rice. Yumm! - 4/21/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    i haven't made this yet. but it sound good - 4/21/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I am always looking for new bean recipes. I typically make my bean recipes Indian style but this will be a great alternative. - 4/21/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I'm going shopping tonight for the beans ... sounds like a GOOD recipe. Thx for sharing. - 4/21/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love Beans and Rice, I will make this as soon as I get the Beans - 4/21/08

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds good- I love beans! I wonder if you can make this with canned black beans and in a crock pot?? - 4/21/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Will have to cut the recipe way down as I am alone and this is way too much food to cook for one person. Plan on making it sometime later - 4/21/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    We are used to eating beans and rice indian style but like to try many different ways. I agree with the others about spicing it up. However, I also know to each his own and what I may like the next person may not. My daughter and I love spicy foods so for us...I say more spice.Enjoyed your recipe!! - 4/21/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This recipe is so close to the one that I use I know it would be good - 4/21/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    When I make beans similar to these, I add quite a bit of salsa (vinegar and pimiento) and some cumin. When serving, I plop in a tbsp of low fat or non fat sour cream. - 3/8/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This recipe could use a bit of flavor, a bit bland sounding. So I did alittle adjusting to the recipe and loved it. Caribbean dishes are spicy. - 2/17/08

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  • Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Ok but needs some spicing up. I'm assuming you divide the calories by 6 since it says it makes 6 servings? - 2/9/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I kike to use orange juice when cooking my black beans and also some cumin and coriander. This sounds very bland. - 2/9/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I will try this but definitely use brown rice and spice it up a bit. I also like to add corn to my rice and beans. - 2/9/08

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  • O.K.
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds like Brazilian feijoada without the sausage and bacon. If it's bland maybe people might like to try a little chopped kiebalsa sausage and a little extra black pepper. - 2/8/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Thanx! Looking forward to trying this. Love Caribbean & Mediteranean dishes lately. Question the Nutrition values though. Like aforementioned, there is no way I could eat a cup of rice OR a lb of beans!
    How much is 1 Serving? How many servings does this make?
    - 2/8/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    91 grams of carbs per serving?!! Ouch! - 2/8/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I will definatly try this! however I don't think the nutritional info per serving is correct. - 2/8/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    love beans - 2/8/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds Great!!! - 2/8/08

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  • delicious! - 2/8/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Added some extra spices and it was great! - 2/8/08

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  • yummy! - 2/8/08

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  • I think the calories is for the whole thing not one serving. Very tasty and satisfying.. I feel good when I eat this. - 2/8/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Slomehow, I doubt the "479.6 calories per serving" is correct - 2/8/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    what is consider one serving - 11/13/07

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very Good - 11/12/07

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