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3 1/2 clong-grain white rice
1/4 colive oil
1 smallonion, finely chopped
5 clovegarlic, minced
1 lbham slab /bacon or combination (cut into 1/2-inch cubes)
4 sprig(s)cilantro, coarsely chopped
3 Tbsptomato paste
2 can(s)black beans (un-drained)
1 1/2 tspsalt
How to Make Congri
- Rinse rice until water runs clear, then set aside.
- 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.
- 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.
- Reduce to a simmer and cook until all liquid has been absorbed and rice is fluffy, 25 to 30 minutes.