Congri, or Cuban rice and black beans, is a satisfying vegan meal that’s packed with flavour and nutrition. It’s also budget-friendly—you might even have all of the ingredients in your pantry right now!

Ingredients For Congri

Vegetable Oil Onion Garlic Red Bell Pepper Cumin Black Beans White Rice Bean Broth Bay Leaf Salt

Cook the onions until soft and fragrant. Add the garlic and cook for another 2 minutes, stirring frequently.

Stir in the red bell peppers and cook until tender. Add in the cumin and season with salt to taste.

Add in the beans and rice, then pour in the bean broth, bay leaf and salt and bring to a boil.

Reduce heat, cover and cook the rice for 15 to 20 minutes, until all of the liquid is absorbed.

Remove the pot from the heat, but leave the lid on. Let the congri rest for a few minutes then fluff with a fork and serve.


Easy, achievable, vegan and plant-based recipes!