Cuban Black Beans and Rice

Moros y Cristianos

Preparation info
  • Serves

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty


Appears in
La Comida del Barrio

By Aarón Sánchez

Published 2003

  • About

In Latin culture, history shapes everything, including food. The Spanish name translates to “Moors and Christians,” which refers to the wars between the dark-skinned Moors (black beans) and the fair-skinned Christian Spaniards (white rice). This dish is different because the beans and rice ultimately are cooked together. Don’t make the common mistake of confusing Moros y Cristianos with Congri, another Cuban rice dish that is made with red beans; substitute red beans for black