Rice Congrí

Rice Congrí

Congrí rice is a mixture of beans and rice that is often used as accompaniment in many Cuban dishes. Depending on the region it has its variants.


  • ½ kl rice
  • ¼ kl black beans
  • Strips of bacon or greaves
  • ¼ onion
  • Red pepper
  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • Half teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons of oil or 2 of lard


1. Soak the beans the night before.

2. Cook them in a pressure cooker for 15 minutes and store 3 cups of water if cooked.

3. Put the rice to cook in a pan.

4. In a pan prepare the sofrito with oil or lard, chopped onion, garlic, strips of pepper and bacon or pork rinds. 

5. Add beans, 3 cups of water to cook, salt and cumin.

6. When it begins to boil, add the cooked rice and leave it on a medium heat until it softens.


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