Organic Cuban Mojo Rice & Beans*
Inspired by the rich, zesty flavors of traditional Cuban mojo sauce, our Organic Cuban Mojo Rice & Beans is a fully seasoned medley of rice, quinoa, millet, black beans, and a complex blend of spices and seasonings.
Combine 1 cup Organic Cuban Mojo Rice & Beans with 2 cups stock or water and 1 tablespoon olive oil or butter in 2-quart pot.
Bring to a boil over high heat. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for about 20 minutes.
Remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes, covered, before serving.
Storage & handling
Store in a dry, cool place.
Organic rice, Organic millet seeds, Organic quinoa, Organic black beans, Organic red bell pepper, Contains 2% or less of Salt, Organic spices, Organic onion, Organic cane syrup, Organic tomato, Organic canola oil, Organic garlic, Organic orange powder, Organic red miso powder (Organic soybeans, Organic rice, Salt, Organic aspergillus oryzae), Citric acid. Contains Soy.
Infused with the flavors of traditional Cuban mojo sauce, our Organic Cuban Mojo Rice & Beans celebrates one of the Caribbean’s most beloved culinary creations – rice and beans. This richly flavored blend of long-grain white rice, quinoa, millet, and black beans is seasoned with a complex combination of savory, sweet, and spicy ingredients, including aromatic garlic, tangy citrus, and piquant peppers.
Mojo (pronounced “MOH-ho”) is a type of sauce or marinade that plays a significant role in Hispanic and Caribbean cuisines. These sauces share the use of oil, spice and an acidic ingredient (usually citrus juice or vinegar), but each region and culture has its own unique combination of flavors. The word “mojo” is often traced back to the Spanish word “mojar,” a verb meaning to make wet, or sometimes to the Portuguese word “molho,” which means sauce.
The classic Cuban style of mojo balances sweet garlic and onion flavors with the spicy heat of chiles and the sharp, tangy flavor of Seville oranges. Cuban mojo often contains oregano or other herbs alongside a bit of cooking oil (sometimes olive oil, but any neutral cooking oil) to tie the flavors of the sauce together. It is frequently served as a condiment for fried starchy vegetables like plantains and yuca, or used as a marinade for pork.
Cuban cuisine is marked by fiery chiles and strong herbs like cumin and paprika. Mojo is a traditional Cuban flavor that is built on sour oranges and garlic with plenty of heat. Our Cuban Mojo Rice & Beans captures those flavors in an easy and balanced dish that is a perfect accompaniment to pork, chicken or seafood.