Total Time
Prep 1 hr
Cook 6 hrs

I haven't tried this yet, but it looks extremely authentic and delicious. Please review it if you try it before me!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cover the beans generously in water and soak at least 4 hours.
  2. Drain the beans and place in a large pot with two quarts of water.
  3. Pin the bay leaf to the onion with the clove and add to the pot.
  4. Add beans and garlic.
  5. Gradually bring beans to a boil, skimming off foam.
  6. Reduce heat and gently simmer the beans uncovered until tender, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours, adding salt to taste during the last ten minutes.
  7. Drain the beans and refresh under cold water.
  8. Discard the onion, bay leaf, and clove.
  9. In a large heavy saucepan, bring 2.5 cups of water and 1 tsp salt to a boil.
  10. Add the rice and return to a boil.
  11. Gently simmer the rice until tender, about 18 minutes.
  12. Let the rice sit uncovered for 5 minutes and fluff with a fork.
  13. Heat oil in a large, heavy frying pan.
  14. Add onion and brown well, about 5 minutes.
  15. Add rice and beans and cook until very aromatic and the rice starts to brown, about 5 minutes.
  16. Correct the seasonings and serve.
Most Helpful

5 5

Very yummy -- my family also commented over & over again about how good this smelled as it was cooking. I used pre-minced garlic (the kind in a jar) and it worked just fine. Also very good as left-overs. I will make again. Thanks for posting, and make sure that you make it yourself, SilverOpera! :)

5 5

Never had beans and rice before and was looking for one that used Pinto beans, since that's what I like... Soaked the beans overnight, and I used a pinch of ground clove since I didn't have whole. To make this a meal I added about half a pound of thin slice smoked sausage when it was time to fry the beans and rice together. Wonderful flavor, with depth from the spices. Nothing was overpowering. I will definitely make this again!

5 5

Made this recipe just because it was something different from my usual rice dish! It takes a bit of preparation, but it definitely took neither 7 hours to cook (even if including the 4 hours or more for the beans to soak) nor an hour to prepare ~ Long enough, just not that long! But, that's not as important as the final dish ~ WONDERFUL! I enjoyed the inclusion of both the bay leaf & the clove ~ Subtle; nice! [Tagged, made & reviewed for one of my adoptees in the current Pick-A-Chef]