Cuban Black Beans and Rice USDA Recipe for Child Care Centers

Cuban Black Beans and Rice is slow simmered black beans infused with cumin, cilantro, and chipotle spices served over brown rice.
CACFP CREDITING INFORMATION
⅔ cup (No. 6 scoop) serving of black beans and ½ cup (No. 8 scoop) serving of rice provides:
Legume as Meat Alternate: 1 oz equivalent meat alternate, ⅛ cup vegetable, and 1 oz equivalent grains.
OR
Legume as Vegetable: ³⁄8 cup vegetable and 1 oz equivalent grains.
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Ingredients
 

25 Servings

    Weight

    • - - Water
    • - - Salt
    • 1 lb 9 oz Brown rice, long-grain, regular, dry, parboiled
    • - - Canola oil
    • 10 oz *Onions, fresh, diced
    • 10 oz *Green bell peppers, fresh, diced
    • 3 oz Garlic, minced
    • - - Cumin, ground
    • - - Vegetable base powder
    • 3 lb 8 oz Black beans, low-sodium, canned, drained, rinsed
    • - - OR
    • 3 lb 8 oz Black beans, dry, cooked (see Notes)
    • - - Water
    • - - Salt
    • - - Cilantro, fresh, minced
    • 12 oz *Onions, fresh, minced

    Measure

    • 1 qt 2 cups Water
    • ¾ tsp Salt
    • 1 qt Brown rice, long-grain, regular, dry, parboiled
    • ⅓ cup 2 tsp Canola oil
    • 1¾ cups 3 Tbsp ¾ tsp *Onions, fresh, diced
    • 1¾ cups 2 Tbsp *Green bell peppers, fresh, diced
    • ¼ cup Garlic, minced
    • 2 Tbsp Cumin, ground
    • 1 Tbsp 1½ tsp Vegetable base powder
    • 1 qt 2 cups 3 Tbsp 1½ tsp (about 1 No. 10 can) Black beans, low-sodium, canned, drained, rinsed
    • - - OR
    • 1 qt 2 cups 3 Tbsp 1½ tsp Black beans, dry, cooked (see Notes)
    • 1 cup Water
    • 2 tsp Salt
    • cups Cilantro, fresh, minced
    • 2⅓ cups ½ tsp *Onions, fresh, minced

    50 Servings

      Weight

      • - - Water
      • - - Salt
      • 3 lb 2 oz Brown rice, long-grain, regular, dry, parboiled
      • - - Canola oil
      • 1 lb 4 oz *Onions, fresh, diced
      • 1 lb 4 oz *Green bell peppers, fresh, diced
      • 6 oz Garlic, minced
      • - - Cumin, ground
      • - - Vegetable base powder
      • 7 lb Black beans, low-sodium, canned, drained, rinsed
      • - - OR
      • 7 lb Black beans, dry, cooked (see Notes)
      • - - Water
      • - - Salt
      • 2 oz Cilantro, fresh, minced
      • 1 lb 8 oz *Onions, fresh, minced

      Measure

      • 3 qt Water
      • tsp Salt
      • 2 qt Brown rice, long-grain, regular, dry, parboiled
      • ⅔ cup 1 Tbsp 1 tsp Canola oil
      • 3¾ cups 2 Tbsp 1½ tsp *Onions, fresh, diced
      • cups *Green bell peppers, fresh, diced
      • ½ cup Garlic, minced
      • ¼ cup Cumin, ground
      • 3 Tbsp Vegetable base powder
      • 3 qt ¼ cup 3 Tbsp (about 2 No. 10 cans) Black beans, low-sodium, canned, drained, rinsed
      • - - OR
      • 3 qt ¼ cup 3 Tbsp Black beans, dry, cooked (see Notes)
      • 2 cups Water
      • 1 Tbsp 1 tsp Salt
      • cups Cilantro, fresh, minced
      • 1 qt ⅔ cup 1 tsp *Onions, fresh, minced

      Quantity
       

      25 Servings

        Weight

        • - - Water
        • - - Salt
        • 1 lb 9 oz Brown rice, long-grain, regular, dry, parboiled
        • - - Canola oil
        • 10 oz *Onions, fresh, diced
        • 10 oz *Green bell peppers, fresh, diced
        • 3 oz Garlic, minced
        • - - Cumin, ground
        • - - Vegetable base powder
        • 3 lb 8 oz Black beans, low-sodium, canned, drained, rinsed
        • - - OR
        • 3 lb 8 oz Black beans, dry, cooked (see Notes)
        • - - Water
        • - - Salt
        • - - Cilantro, fresh, minced
        • 12 oz *Onions, fresh, minced

        Measure

        • 1 qt 2 cups Water
        • ¾ tsp Salt
        • 1 qt Brown rice, long-grain, regular, dry, parboiled
        • ⅓ cup 2 tsp Canola oil
        • 1¾ cups 3 Tbsp ¾ tsp *Onions, fresh, diced
        • 1¾ cups 2 Tbsp *Green bell peppers, fresh, diced
        • ¼ cup Garlic, minced
        • 2 Tbsp Cumin, ground
        • 1 Tbsp 1½ tsp Vegetable base powder
        • 1 qt 2 cups 3 Tbsp 1½ tsp (about 1 No. 10 can) Black beans, low-sodium, canned, drained, rinsed
        • - - OR
        • 1 qt 2 cups 3 Tbsp 1½ tsp Black beans, dry, cooked (see Notes)
        • 1 cup Water
        • 2 tsp Salt
        • cups Cilantro, fresh, minced
        • 2⅓ cups ½ tsp *Onions, fresh, minced

        50 Servings

          Weight

          • - - Water
          • - - Salt
          • 3 lb 2 oz Brown rice, long-grain, regular, dry, parboiled
          • - - Canola oil
          • 1 lb 4 oz *Onions, fresh, diced
          • 1 lb 4 oz *Green bell peppers, fresh, diced
          • 6 oz Garlic, minced
          • - - Cumin, ground
          • - - Vegetable base powder
          • 7 lb Black beans, low-sodium, canned, drained, rinsed
          • - - OR
          • 7 lb Black beans, dry, cooked (see Notes)
          • - - Water
          • - - Salt
          • 2 oz Cilantro, fresh, minced
          • 1 lb 8 oz *Onions, fresh, minced

          Measure

          • 3 qt Water
          • tsp Salt
          • 2 qt Brown rice, long-grain, regular, dry, parboiled
          • ⅔ cup 1 Tbsp 1 tsp Canola oil
          • 3¾ cups 2 Tbsp 1½ tsp *Onions, fresh, diced
          • cups *Green bell peppers, fresh, diced
          • ½ cup Garlic, minced
          • ¼ cup Cumin, ground
          • 3 Tbsp Vegetable base powder
          • 3 qt ¼ cup 3 Tbsp (about 2 No. 10 cans) Black beans, low-sodium, canned, drained, rinsed
          • - - OR
          • 3 qt ¼ cup 3 Tbsp Black beans, dry, cooked (see Notes)
          • 2 cups Water
          • 1 Tbsp 1 tsp Salt
          • cups Cilantro, fresh, minced
          • 1 qt ⅔ cup 1 tsp *Onions, fresh, minced

          Ingredients
           

          25 Servings

            Weight

            • - - Water
            • - - Salt
            • 1 lb 9 oz Brown rice, long-grain, regular, dry, parboiled
            • - - Canola oil
            • 10 oz *Onions, fresh, diced
            • 10 oz *Green bell peppers, fresh, diced
            • 3 oz Garlic, minced
            • - - Cumin, ground
            • - - Vegetable base powder
            • 3 lb 8 oz Black beans, low-sodium, canned, drained, rinsed
            • - - OR
            • 3 lb 8 oz Black beans, dry, cooked (see Notes)
            • - - Water
            • - - Salt
            • - - Cilantro, fresh, minced
            • 12 oz *Onions, fresh, minced

            Measure

            • 1 qt 2 cups Water
            • ¾ tsp Salt
            • 1 qt Brown rice, long-grain, regular, dry, parboiled
            • ⅓ cup 2 tsp Canola oil
            • 1¾ cups 3 Tbsp ¾ tsp *Onions, fresh, diced
            • 1¾ cups 2 Tbsp *Green bell peppers, fresh, diced
            • ¼ cup Garlic, minced
            • 2 Tbsp Cumin, ground
            • 1 Tbsp 1½ tsp Vegetable base powder
            • 1 qt 2 cups 3 Tbsp 1½ tsp (about 1 No. 10 can) Black beans, low-sodium, canned, drained, rinsed
            • - - OR
            • 1 qt 2 cups 3 Tbsp 1½ tsp Black beans, dry, cooked (see Notes)
            • 1 cup Water
            • 2 tsp Salt
            • cups Cilantro, fresh, minced
            • 2⅓ cups ½ tsp *Onions, fresh, minced

            50 Servings

              Weight

              • - - Water
              • - - Salt
              • 3 lb 2 oz Brown rice, long-grain, regular, dry, parboiled
              • - - Canola oil
              • 1 lb 4 oz *Onions, fresh, diced
              • 1 lb 4 oz *Green bell peppers, fresh, diced
              • 6 oz Garlic, minced
              • - - Cumin, ground
              • - - Vegetable base powder
              • 7 lb Black beans, low-sodium, canned, drained, rinsed
              • - - OR
              • 7 lb Black beans, dry, cooked (see Notes)
              • - - Water
              • - - Salt
              • 2 oz Cilantro, fresh, minced
              • 1 lb 8 oz *Onions, fresh, minced

              Measure

              • 3 qt Water
              • tsp Salt
              • 2 qt Brown rice, long-grain, regular, dry, parboiled
              • ⅔ cup 1 Tbsp 1 tsp Canola oil
              • 3¾ cups 2 Tbsp 1½ tsp *Onions, fresh, diced
              • cups *Green bell peppers, fresh, diced
              • ½ cup Garlic, minced
              • ¼ cup Cumin, ground
              • 3 Tbsp Vegetable base powder
              • 3 qt ¼ cup 3 Tbsp (about 2 No. 10 cans) Black beans, low-sodium, canned, drained, rinsed
              • - - OR
              • 3 qt ¼ cup 3 Tbsp Black beans, dry, cooked (see Notes)
              • 2 cups Water
              • 1 Tbsp 1 tsp Salt
              • cups Cilantro, fresh, minced
              • 1 qt ⅔ cup 1 tsp *Onions, fresh, minced

              Quantity
               

              25 Servings

                Weight

                • - - Water
                • - - Salt
                • 1 lb 9 oz Brown rice, long-grain, regular, dry, parboiled
                • - - Canola oil
                • 10 oz *Onions, fresh, diced
                • 10 oz *Green bell peppers, fresh, diced
                • 3 oz Garlic, minced
                • - - Cumin, ground
                • - - Vegetable base powder
                • 3 lb 8 oz Black beans, low-sodium, canned, drained, rinsed
                • - - OR
                • 3 lb 8 oz Black beans, dry, cooked (see Notes)
                • - - Water
                • - - Salt
                • - - Cilantro, fresh, minced
                • 12 oz *Onions, fresh, minced

                Measure

                • 1 qt 2 cups Water
                • ¾ tsp Salt
                • 1 qt Brown rice, long-grain, regular, dry, parboiled
                • ⅓ cup 2 tsp Canola oil
                • 1¾ cups 3 Tbsp ¾ tsp *Onions, fresh, diced
                • 1¾ cups 2 Tbsp *Green bell peppers, fresh, diced
                • ¼ cup Garlic, minced
                • 2 Tbsp Cumin, ground
                • 1 Tbsp 1½ tsp Vegetable base powder
                • 1 qt 2 cups 3 Tbsp 1½ tsp (about 1 No. 10 can) Black beans, low-sodium, canned, drained, rinsed
                • - - OR
                • 1 qt 2 cups 3 Tbsp 1½ tsp Black beans, dry, cooked (see Notes)
                • 1 cup Water
                • 2 tsp Salt
                • cups Cilantro, fresh, minced
                • 2⅓ cups ½ tsp *Onions, fresh, minced

                50 Servings

                  Weight

                  • - - Water
                  • - - Salt
                  • 3 lb 2 oz Brown rice, long-grain, regular, dry, parboiled
                  • - - Canola oil
                  • 1 lb 4 oz *Onions, fresh, diced
                  • 1 lb 4 oz *Green bell peppers, fresh, diced
                  • 6 oz Garlic, minced
                  • - - Cumin, ground
                  • - - Vegetable base powder
                  • 7 lb Black beans, low-sodium, canned, drained, rinsed
                  • - - OR
                  • 7 lb Black beans, dry, cooked (see Notes)
                  • - - Water
                  • - - Salt
                  • 2 oz Cilantro, fresh, minced
                  • 1 lb 8 oz *Onions, fresh, minced

                  Measure

                  • 3 qt Water
                  • tsp Salt
                  • 2 qt Brown rice, long-grain, regular, dry, parboiled
                  • ⅔ cup 1 Tbsp 1 tsp Canola oil
                  • 3¾ cups 2 Tbsp 1½ tsp *Onions, fresh, diced
                  • cups *Green bell peppers, fresh, diced
                  • ½ cup Garlic, minced
                  • ¼ cup Cumin, ground
                  • 3 Tbsp Vegetable base powder
                  • 3 qt ¼ cup 3 Tbsp (about 2 No. 10 cans) Black beans, low-sodium, canned, drained, rinsed
                  • - - OR
                  • 3 qt ¼ cup 3 Tbsp Black beans, dry, cooked (see Notes)
                  • 2 cups Water
                  • 1 Tbsp 1 tsp Salt
                  • cups Cilantro, fresh, minced
                  • 1 qt ⅔ cup 1 tsp *Onions, fresh, minced
                  *See Marketing Guide

                  Ingredients
                   

                  25 Servings

                    Weight

                    • - - Water
                    • - - Salt
                    • 1 lb 9 oz Brown rice, long-grain, regular, dry, parboiled
                    • - - Canola oil
                    • 10 oz *Onions, fresh, diced
                    • 10 oz *Green bell peppers, fresh, diced
                    • 3 oz Garlic, minced
                    • - - Cumin, ground
                    • - - Vegetable base powder
                    • 3 lb 8 oz Black beans, low-sodium, canned, drained, rinsed
                    • - - OR
                    • 3 lb 8 oz Black beans, dry, cooked (see Notes)
                    • - - Water
                    • - - Salt
                    • - - Cilantro, fresh, minced
                    • 12 oz *Onions, fresh, minced

                    Measure

                    • 1 qt 2 cups Water
                    • ¾ tsp Salt
                    • 1 qt Brown rice, long-grain, regular, dry, parboiled
                    • ⅓ cup 2 tsp Canola oil
                    • 1¾ cups 3 Tbsp ¾ tsp *Onions, fresh, diced
                    • 1¾ cups 2 Tbsp *Green bell peppers, fresh, diced
                    • ¼ cup Garlic, minced
                    • 2 Tbsp Cumin, ground
                    • 1 Tbsp 1½ tsp Vegetable base powder
                    • 1 qt 2 cups 3 Tbsp 1½ tsp (about 1 No. 10 can) Black beans, low-sodium, canned, drained, rinsed
                    • - - OR
                    • 1 qt 2 cups 3 Tbsp 1½ tsp Black beans, dry, cooked (see Notes)
                    • 1 cup Water
                    • 2 tsp Salt
                    • cups Cilantro, fresh, minced
                    • 2⅓ cups ½ tsp *Onions, fresh, minced

                    50 Servings

                      Weight

                      • - - Water
                      • - - Salt
                      • 3 lb 2 oz Brown rice, long-grain, regular, dry, parboiled
                      • - - Canola oil
                      • 1 lb 4 oz *Onions, fresh, diced
                      • 1 lb 4 oz *Green bell peppers, fresh, diced
                      • 6 oz Garlic, minced
                      • - - Cumin, ground
                      • - - Vegetable base powder
                      • 7 lb Black beans, low-sodium, canned, drained, rinsed
                      • - - OR
                      • 7 lb Black beans, dry, cooked (see Notes)
                      • - - Water
                      • - - Salt
                      • 2 oz Cilantro, fresh, minced
                      • 1 lb 8 oz *Onions, fresh, minced

                      Measure

                      • 3 qt Water
                      • tsp Salt
                      • 2 qt Brown rice, long-grain, regular, dry, parboiled
                      • ⅔ cup 1 Tbsp 1 tsp Canola oil
                      • 3¾ cups 2 Tbsp 1½ tsp *Onions, fresh, diced
                      • cups *Green bell peppers, fresh, diced
                      • ½ cup Garlic, minced
                      • ¼ cup Cumin, ground
                      • 3 Tbsp Vegetable base powder
                      • 3 qt ¼ cup 3 Tbsp (about 2 No. 10 cans) Black beans, low-sodium, canned, drained, rinsed
                      • - - OR
                      • 3 qt ¼ cup 3 Tbsp Black beans, dry, cooked (see Notes)
                      • 2 cups Water
                      • 1 Tbsp 1 tsp Salt
                      • cups Cilantro, fresh, minced
                      • 1 qt ⅔ cup 1 tsp *Onions, fresh, minced

                      Quantity
                       

                      25 Servings

                        Weight

                        • - - Water
                        • - - Salt
                        • 1 lb 9 oz Brown rice, long-grain, regular, dry, parboiled
                        • - - Canola oil
                        • 10 oz *Onions, fresh, diced
                        • 10 oz *Green bell peppers, fresh, diced
                        • 3 oz Garlic, minced
                        • - - Cumin, ground
                        • - - Vegetable base powder
                        • 3 lb 8 oz Black beans, low-sodium, canned, drained, rinsed
                        • - - OR
                        • 3 lb 8 oz Black beans, dry, cooked (see Notes)
                        • - - Water
                        • - - Salt
                        • - - Cilantro, fresh, minced
                        • 12 oz *Onions, fresh, minced

                        Measure

                        • 1 qt 2 cups Water
                        • ¾ tsp Salt
                        • 1 qt Brown rice, long-grain, regular, dry, parboiled
                        • ⅓ cup 2 tsp Canola oil
                        • 1¾ cups 3 Tbsp ¾ tsp *Onions, fresh, diced
                        • 1¾ cups 2 Tbsp *Green bell peppers, fresh, diced
                        • ¼ cup Garlic, minced
                        • 2 Tbsp Cumin, ground
                        • 1 Tbsp 1½ tsp Vegetable base powder
                        • 1 qt 2 cups 3 Tbsp 1½ tsp (about 1 No. 10 can) Black beans, low-sodium, canned, drained, rinsed
                        • - - OR
                        • 1 qt 2 cups 3 Tbsp 1½ tsp Black beans, dry, cooked (see Notes)
                        • 1 cup Water
                        • 2 tsp Salt
                        • cups Cilantro, fresh, minced
                        • 2⅓ cups ½ tsp *Onions, fresh, minced

                        50 Servings

                          Weight

                          • - - Water
                          • - - Salt
                          • 3 lb 2 oz Brown rice, long-grain, regular, dry, parboiled
                          • - - Canola oil
                          • 1 lb 4 oz *Onions, fresh, diced
                          • 1 lb 4 oz *Green bell peppers, fresh, diced
                          • 6 oz Garlic, minced
                          • - - Cumin, ground
                          • - - Vegetable base powder
                          • 7 lb Black beans, low-sodium, canned, drained, rinsed
                          • - - OR
                          • 7 lb Black beans, dry, cooked (see Notes)
                          • - - Water
                          • - - Salt
                          • 2 oz Cilantro, fresh, minced
                          • 1 lb 8 oz *Onions, fresh, minced

                          Measure

                          • 3 qt Water
                          • tsp Salt
                          • 2 qt Brown rice, long-grain, regular, dry, parboiled
                          • ⅔ cup 1 Tbsp 1 tsp Canola oil
                          • 3¾ cups 2 Tbsp 1½ tsp *Onions, fresh, diced
                          • cups *Green bell peppers, fresh, diced
                          • ½ cup Garlic, minced
                          • ¼ cup Cumin, ground
                          • 3 Tbsp Vegetable base powder
                          • 3 qt ¼ cup 3 Tbsp (about 2 No. 10 cans) Black beans, low-sodium, canned, drained, rinsed
                          • - - OR
                          • 3 qt ¼ cup 3 Tbsp Black beans, dry, cooked (see Notes)
                          • 2 cups Water
                          • 1 Tbsp 1 tsp Salt
                          • cups Cilantro, fresh, minced
                          • 1 qt ⅔ cup 1 tsp *Onions, fresh, minced
                          *See Marketing Guide

                          Ingredients
                           

                          25 Servings

                            Weight

                            • - - Water
                            • - - Salt
                            • 1 lb 9 oz Brown rice, long-grain, regular, dry, parboiled
                            • - - Canola oil
                            • 10 oz *Onions, fresh, diced
                            • 10 oz *Green bell peppers, fresh, diced
                            • 3 oz Garlic, minced
                            • - - Cumin, ground
                            • - - Vegetable base powder
                            • 3 lb 8 oz Black beans, low-sodium, canned, drained, rinsed
                            • - - OR
                            • 3 lb 8 oz Black beans, dry, cooked (see Notes)
                            • - - Water
                            • - - Salt
                            • - - Cilantro, fresh, minced
                            • 12 oz *Onions, fresh, minced

                            Measure

                            • 1 qt 2 cups Water
                            • ¾ tsp Salt
                            • 1 qt Brown rice, long-grain, regular, dry, parboiled
                            • ⅓ cup 2 tsp Canola oil
                            • 1¾ cups 3 Tbsp ¾ tsp *Onions, fresh, diced
                            • 1¾ cups 2 Tbsp *Green bell peppers, fresh, diced
                            • ¼ cup Garlic, minced
                            • 2 Tbsp Cumin, ground
                            • 1 Tbsp 1½ tsp Vegetable base powder
                            • 1 qt 2 cups 3 Tbsp 1½ tsp (about 1 No. 10 can) Black beans, low-sodium, canned, drained, rinsed
                            • - - OR
                            • 1 qt 2 cups 3 Tbsp 1½ tsp Black beans, dry, cooked (see Notes)
                            • 1 cup Water
                            • 2 tsp Salt
                            • cups Cilantro, fresh, minced
                            • 2⅓ cups ½ tsp *Onions, fresh, minced

                            50 Servings

                              Weight

                              • - - Water
                              • - - Salt
                              • 3 lb 2 oz Brown rice, long-grain, regular, dry, parboiled
                              • - - Canola oil
                              • 1 lb 4 oz *Onions, fresh, diced
                              • 1 lb 4 oz *Green bell peppers, fresh, diced
                              • 6 oz Garlic, minced
                              • - - Cumin, ground
                              • - - Vegetable base powder
                              • 7 lb Black beans, low-sodium, canned, drained, rinsed
                              • - - OR
                              • 7 lb Black beans, dry, cooked (see Notes)
                              • - - Water
                              • - - Salt
                              • 2 oz Cilantro, fresh, minced
                              • 1 lb 8 oz *Onions, fresh, minced

                              Measure

                              • 3 qt Water
                              • tsp Salt
                              • 2 qt Brown rice, long-grain, regular, dry, parboiled
                              • ⅔ cup 1 Tbsp 1 tsp Canola oil
                              • 3¾ cups 2 Tbsp 1½ tsp *Onions, fresh, diced
                              • cups *Green bell peppers, fresh, diced
                              • ½ cup Garlic, minced
                              • ¼ cup Cumin, ground
                              • 3 Tbsp Vegetable base powder
                              • 3 qt ¼ cup 3 Tbsp (about 2 No. 10 cans) Black beans, low-sodium, canned, drained, rinsed
                              • - - OR
                              • 3 qt ¼ cup 3 Tbsp Black beans, dry, cooked (see Notes)
                              • 2 cups Water
                              • 1 Tbsp 1 tsp Salt
                              • cups Cilantro, fresh, minced
                              • 1 qt ⅔ cup 1 tsp *Onions, fresh, minced

                              Quantity
                               

                              25 Servings

                                Weight

                                • - - Water
                                • - - Salt
                                • 1 lb 9 oz Brown rice, long-grain, regular, dry, parboiled
                                • - - Canola oil
                                • 10 oz *Onions, fresh, diced
                                • 10 oz *Green bell peppers, fresh, diced
                                • 3 oz Garlic, minced
                                • - - Cumin, ground
                                • - - Vegetable base powder
                                • 3 lb 8 oz Black beans, low-sodium, canned, drained, rinsed
                                • - - OR
                                • 3 lb 8 oz Black beans, dry, cooked (see Notes)
                                • - - Water
                                • - - Salt
                                • - - Cilantro, fresh, minced
                                • 12 oz *Onions, fresh, minced

                                Measure

                                • 1 qt 2 cups Water
                                • ¾ tsp Salt
                                • 1 qt Brown rice, long-grain, regular, dry, parboiled
                                • ⅓ cup 2 tsp Canola oil
                                • 1¾ cups 3 Tbsp ¾ tsp *Onions, fresh, diced
                                • 1¾ cups 2 Tbsp *Green bell peppers, fresh, diced
                                • ¼ cup Garlic, minced
                                • 2 Tbsp Cumin, ground
                                • 1 Tbsp 1½ tsp Vegetable base powder
                                • 1 qt 2 cups 3 Tbsp 1½ tsp (about 1 No. 10 can) Black beans, low-sodium, canned, drained, rinsed
                                • - - OR
                                • 1 qt 2 cups 3 Tbsp 1½ tsp Black beans, dry, cooked (see Notes)
                                • 1 cup Water
                                • 2 tsp Salt
                                • cups Cilantro, fresh, minced
                                • 2⅓ cups ½ tsp *Onions, fresh, minced

                                50 Servings

                                  Weight

                                  • - - Water
                                  • - - Salt
                                  • 3 lb 2 oz Brown rice, long-grain, regular, dry, parboiled
                                  • - - Canola oil
                                  • 1 lb 4 oz *Onions, fresh, diced
                                  • 1 lb 4 oz *Green bell peppers, fresh, diced
                                  • 6 oz Garlic, minced
                                  • - - Cumin, ground
                                  • - - Vegetable base powder
                                  • 7 lb Black beans, low-sodium, canned, drained, rinsed
                                  • - - OR
                                  • 7 lb Black beans, dry, cooked (see Notes)
                                  • - - Water
                                  • - - Salt
                                  • 2 oz Cilantro, fresh, minced
                                  • 1 lb 8 oz *Onions, fresh, minced

                                  Measure

                                  • 3 qt Water
                                  • tsp Salt
                                  • 2 qt Brown rice, long-grain, regular, dry, parboiled
                                  • ⅔ cup 1 Tbsp 1 tsp Canola oil
                                  • 3¾ cups 2 Tbsp 1½ tsp *Onions, fresh, diced
                                  • cups *Green bell peppers, fresh, diced
                                  • ½ cup Garlic, minced
                                  • ¼ cup Cumin, ground
                                  • 3 Tbsp Vegetable base powder
                                  • 3 qt ¼ cup 3 Tbsp (about 2 No. 10 cans) Black beans, low-sodium, canned, drained, rinsed
                                  • - - OR
                                  • 3 qt ¼ cup 3 Tbsp Black beans, dry, cooked (see Notes)
                                  • 2 cups Water
                                  • 1 Tbsp 1 tsp Salt
                                  • cups Cilantro, fresh, minced
                                  • 1 qt ⅔ cup 1 tsp *Onions, fresh, minced
                                  *See Marketing Guide

                                  Ingredients
                                   

                                  25 Servings

                                    Weight

                                    • - - Water
                                    • - - Salt
                                    • 1 lb 9 oz Brown rice, long-grain, regular, dry, parboiled
                                    • - - Canola oil
                                    • 10 oz *Onions, fresh, diced
                                    • 10 oz *Green bell peppers, fresh, diced
                                    • 3 oz Garlic, minced
                                    • - - Cumin, ground
                                    • - - Vegetable base powder
                                    • 3 lb 8 oz Black beans, low-sodium, canned, drained, rinsed
                                    • - - OR
                                    • 3 lb 8 oz Black beans, dry, cooked (see Notes)
                                    • - - Water
                                    • - - Salt
                                    • - - Cilantro, fresh, minced
                                    • 12 oz *Onions, fresh, minced

                                    Measure

                                    • 1 qt 2 cups Water
                                    • ¾ tsp Salt
                                    • 1 qt Brown rice, long-grain, regular, dry, parboiled
                                    • ⅓ cup 2 tsp Canola oil
                                    • 1¾ cups 3 Tbsp ¾ tsp *Onions, fresh, diced
                                    • 1¾ cups 2 Tbsp *Green bell peppers, fresh, diced
                                    • ¼ cup Garlic, minced
                                    • 2 Tbsp Cumin, ground
                                    • 1 Tbsp 1½ tsp Vegetable base powder
                                    • 1 qt 2 cups 3 Tbsp 1½ tsp (about 1 No. 10 can) Black beans, low-sodium, canned, drained, rinsed
                                    • - - OR
                                    • 1 qt 2 cups 3 Tbsp 1½ tsp Black beans, dry, cooked (see Notes)
                                    • 1 cup Water
                                    • 2 tsp Salt
                                    • cups Cilantro, fresh, minced
                                    • 2⅓ cups ½ tsp *Onions, fresh, minced

                                    50 Servings

                                      Weight

                                      • - - Water
                                      • - - Salt
                                      • 3 lb 2 oz Brown rice, long-grain, regular, dry, parboiled
                                      • - - Canola oil
                                      • 1 lb 4 oz *Onions, fresh, diced
                                      • 1 lb 4 oz *Green bell peppers, fresh, diced
                                      • 6 oz Garlic, minced
                                      • - - Cumin, ground
                                      • - - Vegetable base powder
                                      • 7 lb Black beans, low-sodium, canned, drained, rinsed
                                      • - - OR
                                      • 7 lb Black beans, dry, cooked (see Notes)
                                      • - - Water
                                      • - - Salt
                                      • 2 oz Cilantro, fresh, minced
                                      • 1 lb 8 oz *Onions, fresh, minced

                                      Measure

                                      • 3 qt Water
                                      • tsp Salt
                                      • 2 qt Brown rice, long-grain, regular, dry, parboiled
                                      • ⅔ cup 1 Tbsp 1 tsp Canola oil
                                      • 3¾ cups 2 Tbsp 1½ tsp *Onions, fresh, diced
                                      • cups *Green bell peppers, fresh, diced
                                      • ½ cup Garlic, minced
                                      • ¼ cup Cumin, ground
                                      • 3 Tbsp Vegetable base powder
                                      • 3 qt ¼ cup 3 Tbsp (about 2 No. 10 cans) Black beans, low-sodium, canned, drained, rinsed
                                      • - - OR
                                      • 3 qt ¼ cup 3 Tbsp Black beans, dry, cooked (see Notes)
                                      • 2 cups Water
                                      • 1 Tbsp 1 tsp Salt
                                      • cups Cilantro, fresh, minced
                                      • 1 qt ⅔ cup 1 tsp *Onions, fresh, minced

                                      Quantity
                                       

                                      25 Servings

                                        Weight

                                        • - - Water
                                        • - - Salt
                                        • 1 lb 9 oz Brown rice, long-grain, regular, dry, parboiled
                                        • - - Canola oil
                                        • 10 oz *Onions, fresh, diced
                                        • 10 oz *Green bell peppers, fresh, diced
                                        • 3 oz Garlic, minced
                                        • - - Cumin, ground
                                        • - - Vegetable base powder
                                        • 3 lb 8 oz Black beans, low-sodium, canned, drained, rinsed
                                        • - - OR
                                        • 3 lb 8 oz Black beans, dry, cooked (see Notes)
                                        • - - Water
                                        • - - Salt
                                        • - - Cilantro, fresh, minced
                                        • 12 oz *Onions, fresh, minced

                                        Measure

                                        • 1 qt 2 cups Water
                                        • ¾ tsp Salt
                                        • 1 qt Brown rice, long-grain, regular, dry, parboiled
                                        • ⅓ cup 2 tsp Canola oil
                                        • 1¾ cups 3 Tbsp ¾ tsp *Onions, fresh, diced
                                        • 1¾ cups 2 Tbsp *Green bell peppers, fresh, diced
                                        • ¼ cup Garlic, minced
                                        • 2 Tbsp Cumin, ground
                                        • 1 Tbsp 1½ tsp Vegetable base powder
                                        • 1 qt 2 cups 3 Tbsp 1½ tsp (about 1 No. 10 can) Black beans, low-sodium, canned, drained, rinsed
                                        • - - OR
                                        • 1 qt 2 cups 3 Tbsp 1½ tsp Black beans, dry, cooked (see Notes)
                                        • 1 cup Water
                                        • 2 tsp Salt
                                        • cups Cilantro, fresh, minced
                                        • 2⅓ cups ½ tsp *Onions, fresh, minced

                                        50 Servings

                                          Weight

                                          • - - Water
                                          • - - Salt
                                          • 3 lb 2 oz Brown rice, long-grain, regular, dry, parboiled
                                          • - - Canola oil
                                          • 1 lb 4 oz *Onions, fresh, diced
                                          • 1 lb 4 oz *Green bell peppers, fresh, diced
                                          • 6 oz Garlic, minced
                                          • - - Cumin, ground
                                          • - - Vegetable base powder
                                          • 7 lb Black beans, low-sodium, canned, drained, rinsed
                                          • - - OR
                                          • 7 lb Black beans, dry, cooked (see Notes)
                                          • - - Water
                                          • - - Salt
                                          • 2 oz Cilantro, fresh, minced
                                          • 1 lb 8 oz *Onions, fresh, minced

                                          Measure

                                          • 3 qt Water
                                          • tsp Salt
                                          • 2 qt Brown rice, long-grain, regular, dry, parboiled
                                          • ⅔ cup 1 Tbsp 1 tsp Canola oil
                                          • 3¾ cups 2 Tbsp 1½ tsp *Onions, fresh, diced
                                          • cups *Green bell peppers, fresh, diced
                                          • ½ cup Garlic, minced
                                          • ¼ cup Cumin, ground
                                          • 3 Tbsp Vegetable base powder
                                          • 3 qt ¼ cup 3 Tbsp (about 2 No. 10 cans) Black beans, low-sodium, canned, drained, rinsed
                                          • - - OR
                                          • 3 qt ¼ cup 3 Tbsp Black beans, dry, cooked (see Notes)
                                          • 2 cups Water
                                          • 1 Tbsp 1 tsp Salt
                                          • cups Cilantro, fresh, minced
                                          • 1 qt ⅔ cup 1 tsp *Onions, fresh, minced
                                          *See Marketing Guide

                                          Instructions
                                           

                                          • Boil water.
                                          • Add salt.
                                          • Place 1 qt brown rice (1 lb 9 oz) in each steam table pan (12" x 20" x 2½").
                                            For 25 servings, use 1 pan.
                                            For 50 servings, use 2 pans.
                                          • Pour boiling water (1 qt 2 cups per steam table pan) over brown rice. Stir. Cover pans tightly.
                                          • Bake:
                                            Conventional oven: 350 °F for 40 minutes.
                                            Convection oven: 325 °F for 40 minutes.
                                            Steamer: 5 lb pressure for 25 minutes.
                                          • Remove cooked rice from the oven, and let stand covered for 5 minutes. Stir rice.
                                          • Critical Control Point: Heat to 140 °F or higher.
                                          • Critical Control Point: Hold for hot service at 140 °F or higher.
                                          • Set aside for step 21.
                                          • Heat oil in a medium stock pot uncovered over medium–high heat.
                                          • Add onions and bell peppers. Cook for 2–3 minutes or until onions become translucent, stirring occasionally.
                                          • Add garlic, cumin, vegetable base, and beans. Stir constantly for 1–2 minutes.
                                          • Add water and salt.
                                          • Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium. Simmer for 5–10 minutes.
                                          • Add cilantro. Stir well.
                                          • Critical Control Point: Heat to 140 °F or higher.
                                          • Critical Control Point: Hold for hot service at 140 °F or higher.
                                          • Pour 3 qt 2 cups (about 8 lb 6 oz) black bean mixture into a steam table pan (12" x 20" x 2½").
                                            For 25 servings, use 1 pan.
                                            For 50 servings, use 2 pans.
                                          • Serve black beans on top of rice.
                                          • Garnish with onions.
                                          • Portion black beans with No. 6 scoop (⅔ cup).
                                            Portion rice with No. 8 scoop (½ cup).

                                          Nutrition INFORMATION

                                          Nutrition Facts
                                          Cuban Black Beans and Rice USDA Recipe for Child Care Centers
                                          Amount Per Serving (0 ⅔ cup (No. 6 scoop) black beans and ½ cup (No. 8 scoop) rice.)
                                          Calories 207 Calories from Fat 45
                                          % Daily Value*
                                          Total Fat 5g8%
                                          Saturated Fat 0g0%
                                          Cholesterol 0mg0%
                                          Sodium 438mg19%
                                          Potassium 229mg7%
                                          Total Carbohydrates 34g11%
                                          Dietary Fiber 5g21%
                                          Total Sugars 2g2%
                                          Protein 6g12%
                                          Vitamin D 0IU0%
                                          Calcium 59mg6%
                                          Iron 1mg6%
                                          *
                                          *Marketing Guide
                                          25 Servings:

                                          Mature onions: 1 lb 9 oz

                                          Green bell peppers: 13 oz

                                          50 Servings:

                                          Mature onions: 3 lb 2 oz

                                          Green bell peppers: 1 lb 10 oz

                                          Notes

                                          *See Marketing Guide for purchasing information on foods that will change during preparation or when a variation of the ingredients is available.
                                          Cooking Process #2: Same-Day Service.
                                          How to Cook Dry Beans
                                          Special tip for preparing dry beans:
                                          SOAKING BEANS
                                          Overnight Method: Add 1¾ qt cold water to every 1 lb of dry beans. Cover, and refrigerate overnight. Discard the water. Proceed with recipe.
                                          Quick-Soak Method: Boil 1¾ qt of water for each 1 lb of dry beans. Add beans and boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to soak for 1 hour. Discard the water. Proceed with recipe.
                                          COOKING BEANS
                                          Once the beans have been soaked, add 1¾ qt water for every 1 lb. of dry beans. Boil gently with lid tilted until tender, about 2 hours. Use hot beans immediately.
                                          Critical Control Point: Hold for hot service at 140 °F or higher.
                                          OR chill for later use.
                                          Critical Control Point: Cool to 70 °F within 2 hours and to 40 °F or lower within 4 hours.
                                          1 lb dry black beans = about 2¼ cups dry or 4½ cups cooked beans.
                                          Yield / Volume
                                          25 Servings:

                                          About 8 lb 6 oz black beans and about 3 lb 12 oz rice

                                          About 1 gal ¾ cup black beans and about 1 qt 3⅓ cups rice/2 steam table pans (12" x 20" x 2½") 1 pan for black beans and 1 pan for rice

                                          50 Servings:

                                          About 16 lb 12 oz black beans and about 7 lb 8 oz rice

                                          About 2 gal 1½ cups black beans and about 3 qt 3 cups rice/4 steam table pans (12" x 20" x 2½") 2 pans for black beans and 2 pans for rice