Sunday, September 30, 2012

Cuban Moors and Christians (arroz moro cubano)

Cuban Moors and Christians (arroz moro cubano)
                                          Picture from masaassassin

Cuban Moors and Christians (arroz moro cubano)


1 cup black beans

2 cups white rice

5 cups water

1 pound of salt pork

½ orange bell pepper

½ yellow bell pepper

½ green bell pepper

9 garlic cloves, crushed

1 yellow onion

2 teaspoon cumin

2 tablespoon Olive Oil

¼ teaspoon salt, to taste


Cook black beans in water (we used 5 cups of water in a pressure cooker, with dry beans it 
took approximately 20 min).

Roughly chop the peppers and onions.

Crush the garlic cloves.

Cut the salt pork in 1 inch pieces or you can purchased already cut.

Add two tablespoons of olive oil to pan and cook salt pork in saucepan over moderate heat, 
stirring occasionally, until pork is golden and crisp, 6 to 8 minutes.

Add onions, bay leaves, bell peppers, garlic and cumin.

Sauté over medium-high heat 3-4 minutes or until onion is tender.

Add rice and stir in.

Add the cooked beans along with the water used to cook them and let sit, do not cover or stir.

After water has absorbed (approx 10 min) reduce heat, stir, and cover the pot. Let simmer 20 
minutes or until rice is tender.

Remove from heat and serve.

You can combine this amazing recipe with some others from our collection; basically it pairs 
well with any pork dishes.  

Serve 8.

Note: there are many other versions, we will bring some to you shortly.

Version from masaassassin

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