Cuban Inspired Rice

Other day I saw this cooking show “The Global Menu” on Indian channel. It featured some Cuban recipes. Saw this rice recipe on it and since I don’t write down recipes, it’s what I remember. What I noticed in all Cuban recipes , spices were same and they were garlic, bay leaves, chili powder, cumin powder and oregano. I had black beans cooked in the fridge so before I forget I decided to make it.I thought oregano will give this rice a different taste. Here’s the recipe:

  • Heat oil and add chopped garlic. Saute , throw bay leaf in.
  • Then goes chopped onion and then chopped grape tomatoes.
  • Now chopped colored pepper and cook.
  • Add cooked black beans. I added tofu for extra protein. Alright it needed to be used so I threw it in.
  • Add cumin powder , red chili powder , oregano.
  • Now chef added some stock and I had made my Ayurvedic veggie soup so I took some water from it. Felt so smart to get this idea. Bonus point to self .
  • Added left over cooked basmati rice. Add salt , mix well.
  • Tada… Cuban rice ready.
  • Oh wait, garnish with some home grown cilantro leaves.
  • I don’t know how it taste yet since I made it for work lunch. So it will be a surprise tasting lunch tomorrow at work.
  • Enjoy!
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