Today's Quote

“If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.” Thomas Jefferson

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Cuban Black Beans and Rice

This is a Cuban favorite and one of my favorites as well. Some of the best black beans and rice can be had in Ybor City, the Cuban district of Tampa Florida. Anybody who has not had Cuban cuisine is in for a treat as it truly is delightful. This recipe is designed to be cooked in the crockpot.

1 lb. black beans soaked overnight and drained
1 large onion chopped
1 large bell pepper chopped
2 tbls. minced garlic
2 bay leaves
1 can Rotel
2 tbls. olive oil
5 cups water
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. salt
3 cups cooked rice for serving

Place everything in crockpot except for the rice and cook 6-8 hours on low. Remove bay leaves and serve over cooked rice. This is a great meal with fresh homemade bread and a salad. Enjoy

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