Black Beans and Rice

Originating in the Caribbean, the combination of black beans and rice is one that goes back many centuries. When the brilliant white rice is served separate to the dark black beans, the dish is known as Moros y Cristianos, an allusion to the wars between the Moors and Christians. When the rice and beans are combined, the dish is known as congri. At its base, a wonderfully smoky pork flavor along with onions and garlic and a hint of vinegar and bay leaf make this an authentic taste of the Caribbean.