Moros y Cristianos (Cuban Rice and Beans)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

This simple, savory dish is always a big hit at our house. From a "Reader's Favorites" edition of Cooking Light.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in pan and saute onion and garlic for 2 minutes.
  2. Add tomato sauce and broth and bring to boil.
  3. Add next six ingredients (beans through bay leaf) and bring to boil.
  4. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Discard bay leaf before serving; serve over rice with bell peppers and parmesan cheese, if desired.
Most Helpful

I actually prefer mixing the rice and peppers in while the beans are cooking. I have made this dish literally dozens of times in the last few months and have not once been sick of it. I even brought it to one of my classes, which turned out to be a great success. Excellent recipe!

spud8 January 13, 2006

I gave this three stars because I am from "old" Cuba (BC) before Castro & we never used canned anything.Perhaps somebody likes the Parmesan cheese. The name of this dish in Spanish shows the Cuban sense of humor - it stands for the Moors & the Christians. Anyway cudos to you for trying !

Manami September 18, 2005