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Rice and Black Beans Cuban Style

Rice and Black Beans Cuban Style
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Ingredients 12
  • Servings 12
Enjoy this delicious Cuban-style dish made using rice and beans; served with plantains - a perfect side dish.

Ingredients

Rice

  • 2 cups uncooked regular long-grain white rice
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, cut into thin slices
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Beans

  • 3 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cup dried black beans, sorted, rinsed
  • 1/4 medium onion
  • 1 large clove garlic , peeled, whole
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 2 or 3 large ripe plantains, sliced lenghtwise and fried, if desired

Directions

  • 1
    In small bowl, place rice and enough water to cover. Let stand about 15 minutes. Pour rice and water into strainer to drain well. In 3-quart saucepan, heat vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Cook and stir garlic in oil until light golden brown. Add rice; cook 3 minutes, stirring often. Add 3 cups water and 1 teaspoon salt. Heat to boiling over high heat; reduce heat. Cover; simmer 15 minutes. Remove garlic slices from rice with fork before mixing with black beans.
  • 2
    In 3-quart saucepan, place all bean ingredients except plantains. Heat to boiling; boil 2 minutes. Reduce heat; simmer 30 to 40 minutes or until beans are tender. Carefully remove onion and garlic.
  • 3
    Mix rice and beans; serve with plantains.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
220
Calories from Fat
25
Total Fat
3g
4%
Saturated Fat
1/2g
3%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
470mg
20%
Potassium
250mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate
41g
14%
Dietary Fiber
5g
22%
Sugars
1g
Protein
7g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • Enjoy this delicious Cuban-style dish made using rice and beans; served with plantains - a perfect side dish.
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