RICE WITH BLACK BEANS (ARROZ CON FRIJOLES NEGROS)

by Erica Dinho on May 8, 2009

Arroz con Frijole Negros or Rice with Black Beans
Arroz con Frijoles Negros is a complete one pot meal and all it requires is rice and beans which are two of the most popular ingredients used in Colombia. For a vegetarian version, exclude the beef bouillon and use vegetable instead.

Ingredients
(4 SERVINGS)

2 cups dried black beans, soaked overnight
2 Cups long-grain white rice
2 cups hogao
2 cups water to make rice
2 beef bouillon tablets
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon salt
½ tablespoon tomato paste
½ teaspoon fresh ground pepper

Directions

  1. Drain the beans and put in a large pot. Cover with water and bring t a boil over high heat, Reduce the heat to medium low, cover and cook for about 45 to 50 minutes, or until tender, drain reserving the cooking liquid.
  2. In a medium pot, add the hogao and rice, sauté for 2 minutes and stir until well coated.
  3. Add the cooked beans, 2 cups of the cooking liquid and 2 cups of water. Add beef bouillon, oregano, salt, pepper and tomato paste, bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover and cook for 20 to 25 minutes.
  4. Remove the rice from the heat, let it sit covered for 5 minutes and serve.
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1 LETI December 18, 2009 at 1:22 PM

WHAT IS “HOGAO”??

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2 Erica December 18, 2009 at 1:41 PM

Leti- Hogao is a tomato and onion sauce. You can find the recipe in my recipe index.

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3 Angie July 18, 2011 at 9:56 PM

so good!!! Thank you so much…after my abuelita passed away haven’t had a decent bowl of rice and beans. Going to try your tamales next…hope they are as good as my ‘buelas were ;)
I’m sure they are!!

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4 Hayley April 28, 2012 at 7:24 PM

I just made this for dinner, tonight. It was delicious! :) I love Colombian food, and I love your blog. I look forward to making more of your recipes.

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5 Suzann Palmour October 23, 2013 at 7:40 PM

I just finished making and eating this, and my son and I loved it! It smelled wonderful as it was simmering and was very flavorful. Not to mention, it was a very inexpensive meal. I halved the recipe because I only had 1 cup of beans.
Thanks for sharing!

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6 Amanda November 6, 2013 at 8:57 PM

Amazing! We all really enjoyed this, but I found it made a solid 8 servings as a main dish.

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