250g dried black beans, rinsed, soaked overnight
Place a medium or large sieve over large bowl and drain the beans into the sieve, catching the soaking water in the boal underneath. Use a measuring cup to measure soaking water as you transfer it to large pot. Add additional water, if necessary to equal 5cups.Add the beans,salt, bayleaf and bring the waterto a boilover high heat. Reduce the heat to low, cover the pot and let the beans simmer for about 2 hoursor until they are fork tender.Let the beans cool to roomtemperature, then drain them, reserving3 cups of their cooking liquid. Remove bay leaf. Set aside.Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in the same pot over medium-high heat. Season the pork cubes with salt, then add them to the pot and cook over medium heat 5-7min until pork browns and renders most of its fat. Discard half the fat and add 2 tablespoons olive oil, bell pepper, onions and garlic and saute for 5-7min until vegetables are soft and caramelized. Add the rice, the 3 cups reserved liquid, cumin,oregano, pepper and bring it to boil, boil for 5 min.. Meanwhile combine the beans with remaining 2 tablespoons of oliveoil and season with salt to taste. Add to rice mixture and continue boiling, uncovered for 10 min till most of the water is abrorbed by rice. Reduce heat , add port and mix. Cover the pot and let the beans and rice simmer for an additional 15-20min until liquid is absorbed. Adjust seasoning if necessary.
1/4 cup olive oil
Heat olive oil and saute onions, bellpepper and garlic for 5-7 min until the onions are translucent. Do not brown the vegetables!
Same as Arroz Imperial only change chicken with seafood and do not make top layer with mayonnaise and Parmesan Cheesea as in previous recipe.
1/4 cup olive oil
Heat olive oil in large pan, add onion , garlic and suate for 5-7min, add rice and stirr well, add Bijoland stock, cook this mixture uncovered for 5 min. Reduce the heat to low,fluff the rice with fork, cover the pan and cook for 20min, add salt and pepper to taste.
1 tablespoon salt
Bring 2 cups cold water to boil i medium sized pot. Add rice, salt, oil. Continue boiling for 2 min. Reduce heat to low, stir the rice, cover a pot and let it simmer for 20-25min until almost all of the liquid has been soaked up by rice. Add additional salt if necessary.