Cuba Recipe – Moros and Cristianos.



Black Beans                                     175 Grams

White Long Grain Rice                  250 Grams

Pork                                                    400 Grams

Onion                                                 1

Water                                                 1 Ltr

Garlic                                                  8 Cloves

Bay Leaf                                             1

Olive Oil                                             2 tbls

White Pepper                                   2 Pinches

Cumin                                                 1 Pinch

Oregano                                             1 tsps



  1. Soak black beans over night and leave in the same water.
  2. Add water and beans to 1 litre hot water and bring back to the boil. Simmer until water turns darker black, (20 mins).
  3. Dice one onion and add 5 cloves of crushed garlic, 1 pinch of white pepper, 1 pinch of cumin, 1tsp of oregano, 1 bay leaf.

Sweat in 1 tbls of olive oil until onion browns slightly.

  1. Add white rice to black beans and water. 20mm below surface.
  2. Add onion and garlic mixture to rice and beans.
  3. Cube the pork and add 3 cloves of crushed garlic. Season with 1 pinch of white pepper, 1 pinch of cumin and 1 tsp oregano.
  4. Sear the pork mixture in 1 tbl of olive oil until it is browned, but not completely cooked through.
  5. Add the pork mixture to the rice and beans and simmer for 25 to 30 mins. Serve piping hot.