Cuban Congri Recipe

What is congri? 

it's white rice cooked with black beans and bacon. It makes for the perfect side dish to any Cuban meal or great on its own. Depending on what part of Cuba you're from dictates what you call this dish. I grew knowing it as Congri, however many people refer to this dish as Moros y Cristianos (moros for short)


Dry black beans Salt Bay Leaves Bacon Yellow Onions Green bell pepper Garlic Red pepper Black pepper Cumin Long grain rice Bean broth Olive oil Sazon completa

.Rinse the beans and place them in a dutch oven along with water, salt and bay leaves. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a low simmer, partly cover and cook until tender.  Make your sofrito. Place the onion, garlic and green pepper into your food processor then pulse. Cook your sofrito and bacon together in a saucepan Drain the beans and add to the dutch oven olive oil, rinsed rice, red pepper, black pepper, Sazon completa, cumin, sofrito, "black water" and salt.


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