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Raven Higheagle


By using canned beans, you can cut several cooking hours out of this delicious old-time favorite.


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Serves 8
15 Min
35 Min
Stove Top


  • 3 1/2 c
    long-grain white rice
  • 1/4 c
    olive oil
  • 1 small
    onion, finely chopped
  • 5 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 lb
    ham slab /bacon or combination (cut into 1/2-inch cubes)
  • 4 sprig(s)
    cilantro, coarsely chopped
  • 3 Tbsp
    tomato paste
  • 2 can(s)
    black beans (un-drained)
  • 1 1/2 tsp

How to Make Congri


  1. Rinse rice until water runs clear, then set aside.
  2. In a large Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic, ham, and cilantro and cook for 5 minutes.
    Add tomato paste and 2 tablespoons water and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
    Add beans (with liquid from can) can salt. Cook and stir another 2 minutes.
  3. Stir in rice and 5 1/4 cups water. Increase heat to high and bring to a boil.
    Immediately reduce heat to medium, cover, and cook for 25 minutes, stirring two or three times.
  4. Reduce to a simmer and cook until all liquid has been absorbed and rice is fluffy, 25 to 30 minutes.

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About Congri

Course/Dish: Rice Sides
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Cuban
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy

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