How To Make Miami Rice At Home

The recipe for today is called Miami rice. This recipe will make your taste buds go on a crazy ride after you have a single bite of it. It is a great rice recipe with healthy ingredients like beans and some greens.

The Miami rice is beneficial for your body. It contains beans that are known for the various nutritional elements present in them. They help in reducing blood pressure and in keeping your bones sturdy. The herbs and spices used in it are also beneficial for your metabolism. 

To make Miami rice, soak the beans in water overnight. In a pot, boil beans along with garlic. Now, heat oil in a pan and cook onions, garlic, and bell peppers into it. Add rice to it and saute it. Then, add chicken broth, cooked beans, and spices to it and cook the rice. Garnish it with lemon wedges and cilantro.

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Ingredients for Miami Rice

Pound black beans1 pound
Garlic (minced)3 cloves
Bay leaves4
Olive Oil2 teaspoons
Onion (chopped)1 medium
Red Bell Pepper (chopped)1
Garlic (minced)2 cloves
Salt1 teaspoon
Cumin1 teaspoon
Dried Oregano1 teaspoon
Pepper1 teaspoon
Cayenne Pepper½ teaspoon
Long Grain Rice2 cups
Chicken Broth4 cups
Lime Wedges and CilantroTo garnish

How Much Time Will It Take?

Preparation timeCooking timeTotal time
8 hours2 hours2 hours 20 minutes

Note: The preparation time includes the time for which the beans have been soaked. 

Miami Rice Recipe

Miami Rice recipe
  1. Soak the beans overnight and wash, clean, and rinse them very well.
  2. In a large pot, add enough water so that the beans are fully covered with it. Add the smashed garlic into it along with some bay leaves.
  3. Bring this water to boil. After it boils, reduce the heat and keep it on low. Keep it aside once ready.
  4. Now, take a Dutch pan and add some olive oil into it. Keep it over a high flame. Add onions, peppers and garlic into it.
  5. Add the vegetables as well and keep stirring until they are soft.
  6. Now, add the rice and sauté it for 2 minutes until it turns light brown in colour.
  7. Pour the chicken broth in this rice mix. Add the cooked black beans to it along with some cumin, oregano, pepper, cayenne, and salt. Stir it once and bring it to a boil.
  8. Cook it until the water is absorbed fully. Cover the pot with a lid for better cooking of rice.
  9. Serve it with fresh lime and cilantro.

Nutritional Breakdown of Miami Rice

Fat1.6 g
Fiber13.1 g
Protein10.7 g
Sodium724 mg
Cholesterol0 mg
Carbohydrates51.3 g
Sugar2 g

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