Sopa de Arroz con Espinazo de Cerdo (Rice and Pork Soup)

by Erica Dinho on December 12, 2011

I’ve been making a lot of tasty homemade Colombian soups lately and I want to share one of those recipes with you today. It’s important for me to show you the everyday Colombian recipes I grew up with and love. This is my mom’s Rice and Pork Soup recipe…it’s easy to make, inexpensive and it tastes great!

Buen provecho!



  • 2 pounds pork neck bones or pork ribs
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 cup aliños sauce
  • 2 potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup carrots, diced
  • 1/2 cup peas
  • 1/2 cup uncooked rice
  • Salt and pepper


  1. In a large pot, place all the ingredients, except the rice and cilantro. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 1 hour.
  2. Add the rice and continue simmering for about 25 minutes more or until the rice is tender.
  3. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in the cilantro and serve with avocado on the side.
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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Juliana December 12, 2011 at 3:04 PM

What a tasty soup Erica, perfect for this cold and rainy weather that we are experiencing now. Like the idea of lots of cilantro.
Hope you have a wonderful week ahead :-)


2 Belinda @zomppa December 12, 2011 at 5:54 PM

Nice recipe, mom! I bet it’s chock full of flavor!


3 Barbara December 12, 2011 at 6:57 PM

What a wonderful soup, Erica. Love the cumin in this. I don’t make a lot of soups but will definitely save this recipe!


4 Claudia December 12, 2011 at 8:32 PM

I love my soup and always have a stash of pork bones for spaghetti sauce! This is so comforting and warming – perfect for December and love the cumin for deeper flavor. You’re – right it is easy (a plus in my book).


5 rebecca subbiah December 12, 2011 at 10:56 PM

lovely soup and I am sure your an amazing mummy and they eat well thats for sure


6 Joanne December 14, 2011 at 8:33 AM

I love hearing about your homey comfort foods, so keep em coming! This soup sounds delicious. Definitely something to curl up with!


7 Erica December 15, 2011 at 9:52 PM

Thank you everyone!


8 norma December 18, 2011 at 12:12 PM



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