Congrí Light (Cuban Black Beans and Rice)

Congrí Light (Cuban Black Beans and Rice)
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Summary

This healthy and classic Cuban recipe is a great dish to bring to parties or add on as a side to make a complete meal.

  • Prep time
    20 min
  • Cook time
    1 hr
  • Servings
    10 Servings
  • Serving size
    3/4 cup
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

10 Servings

  • Serving Size
    3/4 cup
  • Amount per serving Calories 160

  • Total Fat 2g
    • Saturated Fat 0g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 190mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 29g
    • Dietary Fiber 6g
    • Total Sugars 2g
  • Protein 7g
  • Potassium 540mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1 1/2 Starch, 1 Lean protein

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • black beans (dried, sorted and rinsed (1 1/2 cups))
    10 oz
  • water (divided (use more if needed))
    4 cup
  • uncooked brown rice
    1/2 cup
  • sea salt
    1 tsp
  • avocado oil (divided)
    1 1/2 tsp
  • garlic powder
    1 tsp
  • green pepper (finely chopped)
    1 cup
  • red pepper (finely chopped)
    1/2 cup
  • Spanish onion (finely chopped)
    1 cup
  • garlic (finely chopped)
    2 tbsp
  • dried oregano (dried)
    1 1/2 tbsp
  • ground cumin
    1 1/2 tsp
  • bay leaves (dried)
    3
Directions

Directions

  1. Into a stovetop pressure cooker, add rinsed beans and 3 cups water, and cover. Place pressure cooker on stove and set on high heat. Once the beans start boiling, lower heat to medium and cook beans until they are tender, about 45 minutes. Make sure beans submerged in water while they cook; add more water if needed.

  2. Once beans are tender, add rice, 1 cup water, salt and 1/2 Tsp. avocado oil. Stir well and add the remaining ingredients. Stir once more with spoon, and make sure to put a little hip into it.

  3. Make sure there is about 3/4 inch of water above the beans. Cover the mixture, and put heat on medium-low. Cook for 15 minutes, or until rice is tender. Once the congrí is done, fluff with a fork and serve. Enjoy!

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