Moro de Habichuelas Negras (Quick Black Beans and Rice with Bacon)

Written by Chacha on Mar 25th, 2014 in Bacon, Black beans, Dominican, Latin, Rice, Side Dishes | No Comments

While beans are native to the Americas, rice is not. Rice was introduced to the Caribbean and South America by Spanish colonizers. In many areas, rice and beans are often served side by side rather than mixed. Either way, they are considered a meal, frequently with a topping of meat. Meat or other ingredients are sometimes placed atop rice and […]

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Pure de Yuca (Mashed Yucca)

Written by Chacha on Mar 24th, 2014 in Butter, Dominican, Milk, Side Dishes, Yucca | No Comments

Yuca, which is also called cassava and mandioca, is a potato-like starchy root vegetable native to South America. It can be boiled, mashed and fried similar to the potato. Yuca is available fresh and frozen. It can be found in the produce aisle and the frozen vegetables department of your local Hispanic supermarkets. Mashed Yuca is a delicious dish that […]

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