Nicaraguan Rice and Beans

Recipe by SilverOpera
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READY IN: 7hrs
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cover the beans generously in water and soak at least 4 hours.
  • Drain the beans and place in a large pot with two quarts of water.
  • Pin the bay leaf to the onion with the clove and add to the pot.
  • Add beans and garlic.
  • Gradually bring beans to a boil, skimming off foam.
  • 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.
  • Drain the beans and refresh under cold water.
  • Discard the onion, bay leaf, and clove.
  • In a large heavy saucepan, bring 2.5 cups of water and 1 tsp salt to a boil.
  • Add the rice and return to a boil.
  • Gently simmer the rice until tender, about 18 minutes.
  • Let the rice sit uncovered for 5 minutes and fluff with a fork.
  • Heat oil in a large, heavy frying pan.
  • Add onion and brown well, about 5 minutes.
  • Add rice and beans and cook until very aromatic and the rice starts to brown, about 5 minutes.
  • Correct the seasonings and serve.
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