amazing moro de maiz (best corn rice recipe)

simple and delicious moro de maiz(dominican corn rice recipe) full of flavor.
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Are you ready for some rice but want to level it up? This amazing Moro de Maíz, the best corn rice recipe, willfully do its job and impress you. It is the most delicious and nourishing dish ever.

what is moro?

Moro is a typical flavory Dominican one-pot rice dish. The essential ingredients are onion, garlic, salt, and tomato paste; every household has its ingredients. Most people add Adobo to bring the flavors to the next level but trust me; we don't need it.

There are different Moros types, most containing different kinds of beans. You can find Moro in Cuban and Puerto Rican cuisine. Every Island has its unique way of making this flavory dish. For example, this fantastic Congri recipe (Cuban version of Moro)

how to serve this amaing moro de maiz

Moro de Maiz is mainly served as a side dish. In the Dominican Republic, it is served with fish or meat. But you don't need to; it is flavory and can be the main dish. For example, if you're vegan or vegetarian, you can eat it with a big salad (toss everything in your bowl: your favorite salad, tomatoes, cucumber, beetroot, onion, bell pepper, and, as a dressing, a simple vinegar dressing). It's a must to eat your Dominican rice with some avocado. It brings it to the next level. For your source of protein, you can use a simple fried egg or your favorite tofu; there are really no limits.

If you're non-vegan and looking for THE perfect protein source, try my pineapple chicken recipe, SAUCY & JUICY PINEAPPLE CHICKEN. This is by far the ideal side dish for this recipe. Everything together is just out of this world. Both recipes are like Adam and Eve—they are meant for each other.
moro de maiz( dominican corn rice recipe) naturally vegan.


  • rice. Any Long grain rice such as Basmati or Jasmin rice.
  • corn. Fresh cooked corn or canned corn both work well. But be careful with the canned one. Be sure that it only contains corn and water
  • celery. One stick of celery is enough. It's perfect to give the Moro some flavor
  • capers.
  • onion. Half medium sized onion, red or yellow, both work well.
  • garlic. Just one small garlic clove for the perfect taste.
  • cilantro. A handful of fresh cilantro will give it a wonderful taste.
  • tomato paste. This is essential not only for the taste but also for the perfect-colored rice.
  • water.
  • vegetable oil. Choose your favorite. I use organic sunflower oil.
  • red bell pepper. Just half bell pepper to flavor the rice.

moro de maiz( dominican corn rice recipe) naturally vegan.


amazing moro de maiz (best corn rice recipe)

simple and delicious moro de maiz(dominican corn rice recipe) full of flavor.

Preptime: 10min

Cooktime: 40min



Ingredients for the recipe:
500gbasmati rice
1stickcelery stick
1garlic clove
50gtomato paste
0.5red bell pepper
vegetable oil
  1. Wash the rice.
  2. Peel the onion and garlic.
  3. Chop the onion and celery stick. Mince the garlic. Cut the bell pepper into small cubes.
  4. Add oil to a pot (capacity of 4 liters) and add the cut onion, red bell pepper, celery stick, teaspoon capers, and tomato paste. Set your stove to medium-high heat and saute the ingredients for about 30 seconds.
  5. Add the minced garlic and cook for another 30 seconds.
  6. Add the cooked corn and let it cook for about 2 minutes. Keep stirring it, as we don't want it to burn.
  7. Add 1 liter of water, salt, and cilantro. Put a lid on and let it simmer.
  8. Pretest the water if it needs more salt; if so, add more salt.
  9. Add your washed rice of choice.
  10. Stir your rice every minute and set your stove low-medium.
  11. Let it simmer and stir it until the rice absorbs the water.
  12. Set your stove on a low level (If it has Levels 1-10, set it on a 2 or 3). Build a hill of rice with your cooking spoon and put a paper or kitchen towel on top of your hill.
  13. Put a lid on the pot and let it cook for 20 minutes.
  14. Remove the kitchen towel. Stir the rice to loosen it. Put the lid back on and let it cook for 5 to 10 minutes.
  15. Test your rice. It should be fluffy and mostly delicious.
  16. ENJOY!

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Hi, welcome to my Food blog! My name is Coco. I’m 27 years old. You can call me the lucky one for marrying my soulmate, best friend and biggest cheerleader. My greatest blessing is being the mother of a beautiful girl and a baby boy. I spent the first 6 years of my life in the Dominican Republic. My family then moved to Germany, where I still live.

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