Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay
Episode: Cuban Roast Pork
Bolo's Black Beans and Rice
Total:
10 hr 15 min
Active:
20 min
Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
10 hr 15 min
Active:
20 min
Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 1 pound black beans, picked over
  • 1 ham hock
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Spanish onion, finely diced
  • 1 1/2 cups long-grain white rice
  • 2 3/4 cups water
  • 1 recipe Pesto, recipe follows
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Pesto:
  • 2 cups fresh cilantro leaves
  • 3 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 8 cloves roasted garlic
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano

Directions

Soak beans overnight in large bowl of cold water. Drain, transfer to a large saucepan and cover with cold water by 2 inches. Add the ham hock, bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce to medium heat and simmer until tender, 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Drain and set aside.

Heat 2 tablespoons of the butter and oil in a medium saucepan over high heat until the butter has melted. Add the onion and cook until soft, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the rice and stir to coat in the mixture. Add 2 3/4 cups water and 1 tablespoon of salt (or to taste), stir and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium, cover the pan and cook until the water is absorbed and the rice is tender, about 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and let sit, covered, for 5 minutes. Remove the lid, fluff the rice.

Transfer the beans and rice to a large pot, add the pesto, remaining butter and about 1/4 cup of water and cook until the water is absorbed. Season with salt and pepper.

Pesto:

Combine cilantro, pine nuts and garlic in a food processor and process until coarsely chopped. With the motor running, slowly add the olive oil and process until combined. Add the cheese, salt and pepper and pulse a few times to incorporate. Transfer to a bowl.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Black Beans and Rice

Recipe courtesy of Ingrid Hoffmann

Black Beans and Rice

Smoky Black Bean Rice

Recipe courtesy of Laura Vitale

Rice and Black Bean Pilaf

Recipe courtesy of Ellie Krieger

Spicy Black Beans and Yellow Rice

Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence

Black Beans

Recipe courtesy of Norman Van Aken

Black Beans

Recipe courtesy of Norman Van Aken

Broiled Black Sea Bass with Enchilada Sauce, Mexican Rice and Refried Beans

Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse

Cooking Tips 3 Videos

Step-by-step photos

Eggs 101: Poached 01:24

These easy steps will have you poaching eggs to perfection in no time.

Similar Topics:

On TV

Unwrapped 2.0

7:30am | 6:30c

Unwrapped 2.0

8:30am | 7:30c

Unwrapped

9am | 8c

Unwrapped

9:30am | 8:30c

Donut Showdown

10:30am | 9:30c

Donut Showdown

11am | 10c

Sugar Showdown

11:30am | 10:30c

Sugar Showdown

12pm | 11c

Sugar Showdown

12:30pm | 11:30c

Cupcake Wars

1pm | 12c

Cake Hunters

5:30pm | 4:30c

Carnival Eats

6:30pm | 5:30c

Carnival Eats

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

The Best Thing I Ever Ate

8pm | 7c

Food: Fact or Fiction?

10:30pm | 9:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c

So Much Pretty Food Here