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It’s hard to believe, but it’s almost Thanksgiving and the preparations for this holiday has already started in my house. As every year, our family gets together and we celebrate potluck style–you know, everyone bring a dish to be shared. This year I’m adding a twist to a “must have” dish during a traditional Latino get-together: The famous moro de habichuelas negras (rice with black beans)
Moro is a famous Caribbean rice dish. It consists of rice cooked together with red or black beans, vegetables and spices. Moro is the perfect dish for the holidays gatherings; it is one of many side dishes that everyone will surely enjoy.
Making moro de habichuelas negras is rather simple, but for this recipe I’m adding a twist–La Morena® Chipotle Peppers in Adobo sauce for a nice kick! Of course I’m preparing my moro with the usual ingredients such as, onion, garlic, Knorr® Chicken Flavor Granulated Bouillon etc. But adding La Morena® chipotle in adobo sauce to my rice will give it a nice balance of flavor and spiciness.
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Recipe for Moro de Habichuelas Negras (rice with black beans)
Yield 6 to 8 people
- 4 cups of rice, washed and drained
- 5 tablespoon of vegetable oil
- 5 cups of water
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 red pepper, diced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 cups of pre-cooked black beans (if using canned beans, rinsed and drained)
- 1 ½ tablespoon of Knorr® Chicken Flavor Bouillon Granulated Bouillon 2.2lbs. (no cubes)
- 1 Teaspoon La Morena® Chipotle Pepper in Adobo Sauce
- 2 tablespoons of tomato paste
- 1/4 teaspoon dry oregano
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro chopped
- 1 bay leaf
In a large pot or caldero, heat the vegetable oil on medium-high heat and sauté the onion and red peppers.
Add the oregano, Knorr® chicken granulated bouillon, tomato paste and La Morena® Chipotle Peppers in adobo sauce. Stir until well combined.
Stir in the Black beans, followed by the fresh cilantro and bay leaf, stir again.
Pour the water into the beans mixture and bring it to a boil. Add the rice, stir again and lower the heat to medium-low. When most of the water has evaporated; cover the rice with an air tight lid and let it simmer for about 15 minutes. Uncover, stir once and cover for another 5 to 10 minutes.
Taste the rice, it should be firm but tender to the bite.
Serve with Pernil (Roasted Pork) and salad.
This recipe is full of flavor!
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