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Cuban Rice and Beans

  • Author: Contentedness Cooking
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dinner, Lunch
  • Method: Cooking, One Pot
  • Cuisine: Cuban

Description

This super easy and ridiculously delicious Cuban Rice and Beans is made with simple ingredients. Always exciting to customize with many options to you taste, and naturally vegan and gluten free.


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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups rice, uncooked
  • 1 15 oz can black beans, drained
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 Tbs red wine vinegar
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tsp cumin
  • salt, pepper to taste

Optional add ons:

  • 3/4 cup bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup onions, chopped
  • 2 tsp laurel spice
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped

Instructions

  1. Heat a bit of oil or vegetable broth for oil-free cooking in a large saucepan. Add garlic and the optional onions and bell pepper. Fry all for around 3 minutes. Then add vegetable broth and rice. Cook for around 10 minutes.
  2. Last, add the black beans, vinegar, and cumin. Season with salt and pepper plus the optional add ons, such as laurel spice or maple syrup.
  3. Cook for around 5 minutes more, check if the rice is done. Divide onto plates or bowls and serve with the optional cilantro.

Notes

The cooking time will depend on your used rice and brand. Mine was ready in 10 minutes, but it might take a bit longer, so check precisely and carefully the package directions.

If you have excess liquid in the rice after the first step, drain it.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 cups
  • Calories: 364
  • Sugar: 2
  • Sodium: 1560
  • Fat: 2
  • Saturated Fat: 1
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 72
  • Fiber: 11
  • Protein: 12
  • Cholesterol: 0

Keywords: Rice, Beans, Vegan