1Bring dried beans to boil in 8 cups of water. Cook until tender, but shape remains. Do not over cook.
2Strain beans and put bean water aside.
Saute` salt pork or bacon, spices, and beans in oil, until beans are crispy. Add salt, cloves, and black pepper. Add 3 cups of bean water and heat to boiling. Add rice, bouillion cubes, and hot pepper to boiling liquid.
3Once water has evaporated, remove whole pepper and mix in 1 tablespoon of butter. Cover pot tightly and continue cooking on low heat ( approx. 20 minutes) until done.