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Recipe #2: Cuban Black Beans and Rice

This recipe is part of my goal to compile a hundred deliciosa recipes for me to cook on a regular basis.


  • 1 cup long-grain white rice, dry
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped kosher salt and black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3 cups black beans, cooked
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 4 radishes, diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro


  1. Cook the rice and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat.
  3. Add the onion, bell pepper, garlic, 1 teaspoon salt, and ΒΌ teaspoon pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened (5 to 7 minutes).
  4. Stir in the cumin and cook for 1 minute.
  5. Add the beans, oregano, and 1 cup water. Simmer, covered, for 10 minutes.
  6. Add the vinegar. Smash some of the beans with the back of a fork to thicken. Serve in a bowl over rice, with chopped radishes and cilantro to taste.

Source: RealSimple.com