Get this quick and easy Cuban rice recipe from My Family Feast.
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Technique Frying
  • Preparation Time 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield 2 servings
  • 250 grams Black beans
  • 3 Bay leaves
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 4 Garlic cloves, crushed with a little salt
  • 1 Capsicum
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried mixed herbs
  • Olive oil
  • 2 cups long grain rice
  • &frac212; cups Water
  1. Prepare beans – In a saucepan, cover with water and add 3 bay leaves. Bring to the boil and simmer for 1 hour or until beans begin to soften. If you have a pressure cooker it will only take 15 minutes
  2. Remove the bay leaves, pour off the water from the beans and set to one side
  3. Prepare the sofrito or sauce
  4. Fry the onion and garlic in a little oil. Add chopped capsicum, 1 teaspoon. cumin and mixed herbs
  5. Drain the water from the cooked beans into a jug and add water to make 2½ cups in total. Then add the sofrito, and cook for a further 5 minutes in the pressure cooker, or until the rice is cooked if using a stove

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