Moros y Cristianos

Or Cuban-style black beans and rice.

Apologies for the photo here, the rice was steaming hot and the photo isn’t as sharp as it might have been.

This is a nice dish, simple, filling and really tasty. It works well with all kinds of meat or seafood, or you can add some chorizo and chicken to the rice while it is cooking.

For 4-6 people, you will need;

olive oil
1 large chopped onion
1 chopped green pepper
1 crushed clove of garlic
1 chopped Scotch bonnet
1 measuring cup of rice (about 300g)
2 measuring cups of hot water
salt and pepper
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tin of chopped tomatoes
1 tin black beans, drained and washed

Heat oil in a pan with a lid, sauté the onion, garlic, green pepper and chilli, add all the seasonings with the tomatoes, stir and cook for a bit, add the rice and beans, stir, add the water, stir again, cover and simmer on a low heat until done.

I cooked some breaded deep-fried chicken to go with this, and made some guacamole too.

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