Arros moro is an Antillean classic. It is a simple side dish of fried rice with sauce and red kidney beans. Arroz moro is quick to make, cheap and easy… but what a difference in taste from regular, cooked rice!
The kidney beans and special sauce give the rice that little bit extra. And yet it is ready quickly. Really worth a try!
Arroz moro is a dish that is eaten in almost all of the Caribbean. You will find different versions (also under different names!) Of in Venezuela, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.
Arros moro (usually written as arroz moro, so the Spanish way!) is eaten in many countries in the Caribbean and South America. There is an almost identical version in the Dominican Republic and in Colombia. Logical, too, when you consider that the cultures of these countries have many similarities with those of the Netherlands Antilles.
Arros moro as a side dish
This is perhaps the best-known way to brighten up the 'eternal' white rice. The beautiful red kidney beans make a festive dish in a very easy and inexpensive way.
You can eat the arros moro as a side dish with a stew or, for example, with fried fish. On our website you will of course find enough dishes to combine this delicious rice with!
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This recipe is for 4 servings / persons
- 400 g long grain rice
- 300 gr / 1 can of kidney beans
- 1 stock cube (vegetable or chicken)
- 1 tbsp sunflower oil
- 70 gr / 1 can of tomato paste
- 1 el butter
- 1 tbsp dark soy sauce or sweet soy sauce
- 3 sprigs of fresh coriander
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 clove of garlic, pressed
Preparation of arros moro
First boil the rice in 750 ml water, in which a stock cube is dissolved. Then heat the oil and butter in a frying pan over medium heat.
Fry the onion with a little salt, until the onion looks translucent. This takes about 5 minutes. Then add the garlic, tomato paste, coriander, soy sauce and kidney beans and heat until almost boiling.
Now add the cooked rice and stir well, until all the rice is colored by the tomato paste and the soy sauce. Finally, serve the arros moro with vegetables and meat, fish or a meat substitute. Enjoy your meal!
Recipe from our cookbook
The recipe for this delicious arros moro can of course also be found in our cookbook 'The complete Antillean kitchen'. By the way, did you know that our book contains no less than 300 (!) recipes from the kitchen of Aruba, Bonaire en Curaçao?
It is the result of 7 years of research and we now finally dare to say that we have really “captured” Antillean cuisine in its entirety. Click on the image below to learn more about the book:
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