Caribbean Black Beans and Rice

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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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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.


    • 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


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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    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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    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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    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