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Rice with raisins and dark cola

This Colombian specialty is an unusually tasty way to cook rice. 

The rice is sweet, but the onion and salt balance the sweetness nicely, and the dark cola adds an interesting, unexpected flavor. 

It's also delicious with brown rice.

Ingredients :

1 onion, chopped
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3 cups of any dark cola
1.5 teaspoons salt
1.5 cups rice
1/2 cup raisins

Preparation :

Heat oil on medium high heat.

Add chopped onion and cook until softened, 2 to 3 minutes.

Add cola and salt and bring to a boil.

Stir in rice and raisins, and lower heat.

Cover and cook over low heat for 15 minutes.

Check rice, and if water is not absorbed, cook 5 minutes more.

Turn off heat and leave rice covered for 5 minutes.

Fluff and serve.

Preparation Time : 30 minutes

Cooking  Time : 25 minutes

Total Time : 55 minutes

Colombian beans

2:55 PM
Ingredients : 

1 lb of Kidney beans
1 lb of pork chops, bones or pork meat
3 chicken or beef broth
1 carrot (grated)
2 tomatoes (cut in small squares)
1 white onion(chopped in tiny pieces)
2 cloves of garlic (chopped in tiny pieces)
Cilantro(chopped in tiny pieces)
1/2 Red pepper(optional) (chopped in tiny pieces)


Preparation : 

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Use a pressure pot if you have one.

Boil water, add the pork, the beans and add the carrot.

Close pot and cook for 45 minutes or until beans are soft.

On a frying pan add a little bit of oil, add the garlic and the onion and fry for around 3 to 5 minutes, do not let it burn.

Then add the red pepper.

Fry for 3 more minutes.

Then add the tomatoes and fry for a few more minutes.

Finally add the culantro as much as you want.

Check the beans and if they are ready(soft) add the sauce we did on the pan.

Boil for 5 more minutes.

Now your dish is ready.

You can serve these beans with white rice, avocado and a great piece of meat.
 
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