How to Cook Black Beans & Rice(Moro De Habichuela Negras)

Moro is just a rice dish cooked with some type of beans. This dish is seen in most dominican homes. It's a staple! Serve with some type of meat and a salad. ;)

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How to Cook Black Beans & Rice(Moro De Habichuela Negras) Recipe
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Ingredients

Ingredients

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Rinse your water about 3x

Rinse your water about 3x

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Wash your beans as well. You don't have to do this it is totally optional. Just adjust your cooking water.

Wash your beans as well. You don't have to do this it is totally optional. Just adjust your cooking water.

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I'm rinsing my beans.

I'm rinsing my beans.

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Take a pot and set it over low heat, add 2 tbs of oil.

Take a pot and set it over low heat, add 2 tbs of oil.

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Add the sofrito. I make my own and freeze it . If you don't have some  in your fridge, go buy some at your local Spanish supermarket.

Add the sofrito. I make my own and freeze it . If you don't have some in your fridge, go buy some at your local Spanish supermarket.

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Add the tomato paste. If you don't have tomato paste use tomato sauce.

Add the tomato paste. If you don't have tomato paste use tomato sauce.

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Stir  these two well.

Stir these two well.

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Add the garlic powder.

Add the garlic powder.

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The onion powder

The onion powder

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The adobo.

The adobo.

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Add the rinsed beans.

Add the rinsed beans.

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Add enough water to make it smooth. Use your judgement, I trust you.

Add enough water to make it smooth. Use your judgement, I trust you.

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Add the seasoning packets.

Add the seasoning packets.

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Add your coloring. Add 1 or 2 packages depending how yellow you want it. Stir all of this until nice and heated.

Add your coloring. Add 1 or 2 packages depending how yellow you want it. Stir all of this until nice and heated.

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That's how it should look after you added everything.

That's how it should look after you added everything.

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Now add your rice and mix them well.

Now add your rice and mix them well.

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I'm marrying the two. You should too until all the white rice is nicely colored.

I'm marrying the two. You should too until all the white rice is nicely colored.

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Add your water.

Add your water.

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Now it is very Important that you check for salt. If you feel it needs it add it, if not that's fine. Stir the rice and beans so that it will not clump.

Now it is very Important that you check for salt. If you feel it needs it add it, if not that's fine. Stir the rice and beans so that it will not clump.

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Add the last 2 tbs of oil and let the rice simmer and absorb the liquid. Don't stir at this point, oh and your heat should be medium high. :)

Add the last 2 tbs of oil and let the rice simmer and absorb the liquid. Don't stir at this point, oh and your heat should be medium high. :)

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My mom showed me a trick to determine if I had enough water in the rice. She puts a spoon In the rice, if it stands up the rice has the right amount of water, if it falls it has too much.

My mom showed me a trick to determine if I had enough water in the rice. She puts a spoon In the rice, if it stands up the rice has the right amount of water, if it falls it has too much.

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The rice is simmering away and absorbing the liquid.

The rice is simmering away and absorbing the liquid.

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I added some frozen cilantro that I made.  You can use fresh and add it at this point. It gives it a great flavor. Yum.

I added some frozen cilantro that I made. You can use fresh and add it at this point. It gives it a great flavor. Yum.

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After the rice  has absorbed all the water, I tend to put it all towards the middle. You don't have to, that's just me. :)

After the rice has absorbed all the water, I tend to put it all towards the middle. You don't have to, that's just me. :)

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Now I will lower the heat and cover it with a piece of foil I want to make sure no air escapes my pot.

Now I will lower the heat and cover it with a piece of foil I want to make sure no air escapes my pot.

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Nice and covered . :)

Nice and covered . :)

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We will cook this for 25-30 min.

We will cook this for 25-30 min.

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Oh my, it smells soooo good. That means its done. Lets see .... Perfection

Oh my, it smells soooo good. That means its done. Lets see .... Perfection

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Moro de Habichuelas negras . (Black beans and rice). Provecho!!

Moro de Habichuelas negras . (Black beans and rice). Provecho!!

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