Moro (Black Bean and White Rice)

  • Level: Easy
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2 cups uncooked black beans

2 bay leaves

1 tablespoon oregano

Salt and pepper to taste

1/4 cup lard

1 cup bacon, diced

1 cup chorizo, diced

1 cup ham, diced

1 white onion, diced

1 red and green bell pepper, diced

1 tablespoon chopped garlic

1 tablespoon cumin

1 cup rice

1 banana leaf


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook black beans in water with bay leaves, oregano and salt until done, approximately 1 hour. Strain and keep the liquid. Heat lard in a medium sized saute pan over medium heat and cook bacon until it begins to render fat. Add chorizo, ham, onions, peppers, and garlic. Cook for 5 minutes, then add cumin. Next add cooked beans, rice, and reserved bean liquid. Cover with a banana leaf and place in oven. Cook for approximately 20 minutes or until rice is done and all the liquid is incorporated.;

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