Cuban Black Beans and Rice

Serves: 4

A tasty Cuban style black beans and rice that is good as a side dish or a meatless main.
Total Time: : 30 minutes

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes


1 tablespoon oil
1 medium onion, diced
1 bell pepper
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon cumin, toasted and ground
1 teaspoon oregano
2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup chicken broth or chicken stock
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
2 cups cooked rice


Heat the oil in a pan over medium-high heat, add the onion and pepper and cook until tender, about 7-10 minutes.

Add the garlic, cumin and oregano and cook until fragrant, about a minute.

Add the beans and water, bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.

Season with salt and pepper to taste, mix in the vinegar and cilantro, optionally mash 1/4 of the beans to make it creamy and served over steamed rice.


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