Easy & tasty. I'd make it again. At four servings, I think this is meant to be a starter, not a meal.
You are wrong per the Celiac expert at: http://celiacdisease.about.com/od/glutenfreefoodshoppin1/f/Gluten-Free-Rice.htm . You people are just getting ridiculous.
Sorry, not gluten free, due to the rice. Unless your rice is labeled "Gluten-Free", then you are consuming gluten.
Wild rice is the only rice without gluten, otherwise 5% of it's protein is gluten. You're using the 60-year-old definition of GF.
I don't understand why you would add 1 cup of water. I think that is why the recipe gets so bland. I made it with at least half that amount of water and it came out so much better. Also, try adding avocado before serving. So good!
This is an excellent recipe. Made it tonight, and loved it! Very flavorful made as directed.
Rinse by putting the black beans in a colander and running water over them until the dark "gunk" is out and the water runs fairly clear. As for the bland part, see my stand alone post in the comment section dated from 12/15/10.
I made this a few nights ago for my husband and some of the guys he hangs out with for dinner. They all loved it and one asked for the recipe later!
I have made this several times, and my family loves it. I always put hot sauce and crushed red pepper on the table with any rice and beans dish. I serve this with a side of guacamole and tortilla chips.
I make this all the time! It's a great filling for tacos/tortillas as well as over rice. Yummy.
interesting how I did a search for a recipe with beans, rice, cuban.. and it said nothing was found... good thing that I remembered the name
My husband and I really enjoyed this. I added extra cumin and extra red wine vinegar and that seemed to help with the blandness. It was no where near as bland as some other black bean dishes I've had. I also used a fresh cilantro paste/sauce rather than topping it with just the cilantro sprigs. That added a nice burst of flavor as well.
I agree--this is a staple in our house, but I always add some hot sauce to it as well! It's so filling, even my husband can't eat his normal 2 helpings. In terms of rinsing the beans, you need to put them in a collander and drain the juice from the can out and then run them under cold water. This makes them taste better and then they aren't liquidy.
I liked this dish, but found it a little bland. I served it with hot sauce to spice it up a bit. I might add something else to make this pop more, still unsure what that would be. Ideas? I'ld make it again. Also, sill questions, what does it mean to rinse black beans?