Moors and Christians

Moors and Christians

Moors and Christians

Moors and Christians is a Spanish recipe from the Canary Islands, which represents the struggle between Christians (rice) and Moors (Jewish) who lived in Spain for eight centuries and were finally expelled in 1492. This dish was exported to other countries with the same name or other (the Moors, the Moor, the congrí or moro rice) and is now also a famous Cuban dish and rice with beans version present throughout the Caribbean and Brazil.

The dish is usually prepared by cooking black beans in a good amount of water without becoming soft at all, in another bowl put white rice uncooked and lightly fried garlic, onion, oregano, cumin, bay leaf and green pepper is prepared. It is poured over the uncooked rice and broth of black beans along with the grain, the amount of water should always be more than the amount of rice without becoming twice, cooked first with a normal fire is added, when you start stock to a boil lower heat until dry, it is recommended once dry albal cover with paper (foil) or a nylon bag to keep the steam rice gives the final point. It is not removed until it is dry and preferably with a fork to separate the grains. It is a very typical celebrations and family gatherings throughout the Caribbean plate.

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