Catholic Recipe: Christmas Dinner: Black Beans and Rice
Also Called: Arroz con Frijoles
In Cuba, this dish of black beans and rice or Arroz con Frijoles is one of the traditional Christmas dishes, it's definitely a comfort dish.
Soak beans in water overnight. Fry onion, green peppers, garlic lightly in oil in deep saucepan. Add all ingredients including water in which beans were soaked, except vinegar and rice. Cook over low heat until beans are tender and liquid is of a thick consistency. Add vinegar few minutes before serving.
After rice is prepared and beans are tender, place portion of rice in bottom of large soup bowl. Pour portion of beans on top of rice. Garnish with raw chopped onion.Recipe Source: Catholic Cookbook, The by William I. Kaufman, The Citadel Press, New York, 1965