I haven't tried this yet, but it looks extremely authentic and delicious. Please review it if you try it before me!
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- 1Cover the beans generously in water and soak at least 4 hours.
- 2Drain the beans and place in a large pot with two quarts of water.
- 3Pin the bay leaf to the onion with the clove and add to the pot.
- 4Add beans and garlic.
- 5Gradually bring beans to a boil, skimming off foam.
- 6Reduce 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.
- 7Drain the beans and refresh under cold water.
- 8Discard the onion, bay leaf, and clove.
- 9In a large heavy saucepan, bring 2.5 cups of water and 1 tsp salt to a boil.
- 10Add the rice and return to a boil.
- 11Gently simmer the rice until tender, about 18 minutes.
- 12Let the rice sit uncovered for 5 minutes and fluff with a fork.
- 13Heat oil in a large, heavy frying pan.
- 14Add onion and brown well, about 5 minutes.
- 15Add rice and beans and cook until very aromatic and the rice starts to brown, about 5 minutes.
- 16Correct the seasonings and serve.
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Nutritional Facts for Nicaraguan Rice and Beans
Serving Size: 1 (114 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 304.9
- Calories from Fat 85
- Total Fat 9.4 g
- Saturated Fat 1.3 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 5.0 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 48.3 g
- Dietary Fiber 4.3 g
- Sugars 1.3 g
- Protein 6.1 g
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