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Cuban Beans and Rice Recipe

Looking for an easy Cuban Beans and Rice recipe? Learn how to make Cuban Beans and Rice using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by karlub

Makes 6 servings



Will add other things of negligable nutritional value: cumin, especially, but also mexican oregano, maybe some achiote, chile powder, whatever seems good.

Recipe Ingredients for Cuban Beans and Rice

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
1 green bell pepper, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons tomato paste
1 cup black beans, dry.
1 cup uncooked white rice

Recipe Directions for Cuban Beans and Rice

  1. Soak and simmer black beans in water for 30 minutes to two hours. Until cooked. Throw in some garlic or mexican oregano while they are simmering. When starting to get tender, remove and drain, being sure to save some of the water.

  2. Sautee first five ingredients together.

  3. Add paste, beans, and rice.

  4. Then add 2.5 cups liquid, filling out the bean fluid with enough water to get that amount.

  5. Simmer superlow for up to 50 minutes, covered, until fluid is completely absorbed, and rice is cooked.

Categories

First Course, Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 117.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
266
Calories from Fat
27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
3.0g
5%
Saturated Fat
0.4g
2%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
402mg
17%
Potassium
697mg
20%
Total Carbohydrates
50.2g
17%
Dietary Fiber
6.4g
26%
Sugars
3.5g
Protein
10.0g
Vitamin A 16% Vitamin C 69%
Calcium 6% Iron 19%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
95% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • Very low in cholesterol
  • Very high in vitamin C
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