Cuban rice and black beans
Uncooked turkey bacon
2 slice(s), chopped
1 small, finely chopped
Uncooked bell pepper(s)
1 item(s), small, green variety, finely chopped
2 medium clove(s), minced
Uncooked white rice
¾ cup(s), long-grain, rinsed
Canned low sodium black beans
15 oz, or no salt added, with liquid
- Heat oil in a large, heavy pot over medium heat. When oil shimmers, add bacon; cook, stirring occasionally, until browned, 5-6 minutes. Add onion and pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 3-4 minutes. Add garlic; cook, stirring a few times, 30 seconds. Stir in salt, cumin, oregano, bay leaf and rice.
- When rice is coated with oil, add beans and their liquid, water and vinegar; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and cover; simmer until rice is cooked and liquid has been absorbed, 20-30 minutes.
- Remove pot from heat; cover and let sit 5 minutes. Remove bay leaf before serving.
- Serving size: 3/4 c