Xochipilli's Moros Y Cristianos (Black Beans and Rice)

Total Time
45mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 35 mins

This recipe is from a local Mexican restaurant. The recipe is originally from Spain and during the Spanish period in Mexico, imported and made with local ingredients. The black beans represent the dark-skinned Moors and the white rice represents the lighter-skinned Christians.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a large sauté pan heat olive oil, add the carrot, onion, garlic, peppers, chilies and green beans and cook for 3 minutes.
  2. Stir in the uncooked rice and continue cooking about three minutes longer until the rice is lightly browned.
  3. Stir in the broth, salt, cumin and thyme and bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, cover and cook for 20 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed.
  4. Stir in the black beans and heat through.