Nicaraguan Rice and Beans

READY IN: 7hrs
Recipe by SilverOpera

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

Top Review by Masalamama

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! :)

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.

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