Moors and Christians

Black Beans and Rice

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  • Serves


    as a main course
    • Difficulty


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By Christine McFadden

Published 2008

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Based on Cuba’s national dish, a hearty mix of crisp nuggets of pork, black beans, green pepper and chillies on a bed of snowy white rice. Pepper is used in a relatively small amount here, but this is yet another dish where it makes a real difference. A few cracked peppercorns and a slick of fruity olive oil on the beans imparts an unmistakable bright warm flavour.

Despite the many ingredients, this is not difficult to make. The bean mixture improves with reheating so can be made a