Moros y Cristianos


Moros y Cristianos


Quantity Ingredients
3 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup chopped reduced-fat ham
1 cup chopped onion
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can reduced-sodium, fat-free chicken broth
2 cups long-grain parboiled rice (such as Uncle Ben's)
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground oregano
2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
1 bay leaf
1/2 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
Cilantro sprig (optional)


Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add ham; sauté 1 minute. Add onion and garlic; sauté 2 minutes. Stir in tomato sauce and broth; bring to a boil. Add rice and next 5 ingredients (rice through bay leaf); bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Discard bay leaf. Sprinkle each serving evenly with bell pepper. Garnish with a cilantro sprig, if desired. 

Yield:  6 servings

Nutrition information (serving size: 1 1/2 cups): CALORIES 276 (27% from fat); FAT 8.2g (sat 1.4g,mono 5.3g,poly 0.7g); IRON 2.8mg; CHOLESTEROL 7mg; CALCIUM 74mg; CARBOHYDRATE 43.8g; SODIUM 870mg; PROTEIN 11.7g; FIBER 8.1g