*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                REPUBLICA DOMINICANA RED BEANS & RICE (ARROZ
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Ethnic                           Vegetarian
                 Beans                            Rice
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
                         -----BEANS-----
    1       c            Dry red beans *
    3       c            -Water (approx.)
    3       c            -Fresh water
    1       tb           Cumin
    1       tb           Raw sugar
    1       tb           White vinegar
    2                    Garlic cloves
                         - peeled and chopped
    1                    Onion -- peeled and chopped
      1/2   ts           Salt
                         Freshly ground black pepper
    1       d            Tabasco
                         -----FOR RICE-----
    1       c            Rice
    2 1/2   c            Water
 
   *NOTE: (red beans are not the same as kidney beans-
   they are smaller)
   
   Soak the beans in the water overnight or at least 8
   hours. Drain the soaking water.
   
   Put the beans and all the rest of the ingredients into
   a large cooking pot. Bring the water to a boil, then
   reduce to moderate-low heat and cook for about 1 hour,
   until most of the water is absorbed. Add more water if
   you need to, and stir the beans every 10 minutes or so.
   
   When the beans have 1/2 hour to go, make the rice. Put
   the rice and water in a saucepan, bring to a boil,
   then reduce the heat and cover. Simmer until all the
   water is absorbed, about 30 minutes. Then turn the
   heat off and let sit, with cover on, about 10 minutes.
   
   To serve, serve the beans over the rice.
   
   Serve with sliced avocado (aguacate), fried plaintain
   chips (platanos fritos), and cornbread (served fried
   like hush-puppies). For dessert serve fruit such as
   papaya with coconut, and expresso coffee (for
   Dominican style expresso: fill up your demitasse cup
   1/2 full of raw sugar, then add outrageously strong
   expresso coffee!).
   
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