Infused with the rich, complex flavors of traditional Cuban mojo sauce, our Organic Cuban Mojo Rice amp; Beans is a brightly flavored blend of long-grain white rice, quinoa, millet, and black beans, seasoned with a complex combination of savory, sweet, and spicy ingredients
Infused with the flavors of traditional Cuban mojo sauce, our Organic Cuban Mojo Rice amp; Beans celebrates one of the Caribbeanâs most beloved culinary creations â 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 âMOH-hoâ) 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 âmojoâ is often traced back to the Spanish word âmojar,â a verb meaning to make wet, or sometimes to the Portuguese word âmolho,â 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.