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Moros y Cristianos (Moors and Christians)  Veg  HT  MC   Spanish   150mins plus soaking


From the Levante Region (near Valencia)



Serves 4     Vegetarian  Hot  Main Course  Spain  Europe  Vegan  Gluten Wheat Dairy Free  Eggless




400g/14oz Dried Black Beans, soaked in water overnight

250g/9oz White Rice

2 tbsp Olive Oil

2 Garlic Cloves, finely chopped

1-2 bay leaves

1 small Onion, finely chopped







1. Drain the beans and place in a large saucepan with plenty of cold water, a tablespoon of oil and the bay leaves. Bring to the boil then continue to cook for 2 hours or until tender. Drain, reserving the liquid and remove the bay leaves.


2. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large saucepan add the onion and garlic and sauté for 2 minutes. Add the beans and enough of the bean cooking liquor to just cover, bring to the boil then reduce the heat and simmer while you cook the rice.


3. Meanwhile, place the rice in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to the boil then reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes or until tender.


4. To serve - Once the rice is cooked, drain well then make mounds of rice, using a small cup, then turn out onto a warm serving dish. Pour the bean stew around the mounds and serve immediately.

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