Morisqueta is a delicious Mexican dish consisting of white rice, topped with beans and a savory tomato sauce made with onions, garlic and serrano peppers which is then finished with crumbled queso fresco, Mexican crema and chopped cilantro. Excellent side to a meal or served by itself for a scrumptious Vegetarian dish.
Course: Dinner, Vegetarian
Keyword: Mexican Rice, Morisqueta
Author: Mexican Appetizers and More
1-2cups cooked white rice
1canblack beans (15 oz) or pinto beansdrained
4roma tomatoesrinsed and quartered
1-2serrano peppersrinsed and stem removed, use one pepper or 2 if you like extra spicy
salt to taste
queso frescocrumble with fingers and add to your liking
Mexican Crema (or sour cream)sprinkled on top
4tbspfresh cilantrochopped, add more to your liking
Add all ingredients to a blender or chopper and blend until smooth, about 30 seconds.
Add half the sauce to a saucepan or skillet and cook sauce over medium heat for 10 minutes. Lower heat if sauce reduces to quickly.
Add beans to sauce and stir. Cook for another 5 minutes.
Prepare Morisqueta for Serving
Prepare individual rice plates and top with beans, a few tablespoons of reserved tomato sauce, then shredded cabbage, crumbled queso fresco, Mexican crema, chopped cilantro and a lime wedge.Sprinkle lime juice over rice.Or serve rice buffet style on a large platter or plate with all the toppings and have everyone take their own portion of rice. Serve lime wedges on the side in a separate bowl so each person can take a sliver and sprinkle over rice.
If using sour cream instead of Mexican Crema, add 1-2 tablespoons of water to a 1/4 cup of sour cream to thin out and sprinkle over rice with a spoon.