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Red Beans and Rice

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Category: Vegetarian, Main Dish

 Ingredients List

  • 1/2 lb Red kidney beans, soaked
  • 1 lg Green bell pepper, cut into
  • -- strips
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1/4 c Olive oil
  • 1 md Onion, chopped
  • 1 sm Green bell pepper, chopped
  • 4 Garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/4 ts Oregano
  • 1/2 ts Cumin
  • 3 ts Salt
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 2 c Rice


Cook kidney beans with bay leaf & strips of pepper. Simmer till tender.
Heat oil in a pot & saute onion, bell pepper & garlic, stirring, for 5

When the beans are cooked, drain them reserving 3 cups of stock. Add beans
to saute. Put pot over high heat & add the cumin, , salt, pepper & rice.
Cook with reserved stock until all the liquid has been absorbed. Stir the
rice with a fork, lower heat & simmer another 10 minutes, till the rice is
tender. Discard bay leaf, adjust seasonings & serve.

Adapted from Randelman & Schwartz, "Memories of a Cuban Kitchen"

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