This rice and beans soup is comforting, filling and full of flavor. I like to top this dish with diced avocado and fresh cilantro.
I am a die-hard soup fan and it’s one of my absolute favorite meals during the fall and winter seasons. This Rice and Beans soup was a staple at my grandmother's house when I was a kid. Mamita made the most amazing food!
I added cooked Colombian chorizo to the soup, but you can add cooked bacon or cooked pork belly if you prefer.
Bean and Rice Soup Recipe
- ½ pound dried canary beans soaked overnight
- 1 cup aliños sauce see recipe here
- 8 cups of beef or vegetable broth
- ½ cup uncooked rice rinsed and drained
- 2 medium carrots peeled and sliced
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin
- ½ cup of hogao or creole sauce see recipe here
- Salt and pepper to your taste
- Fresh cilantro
- Cooked chorizo for serving optional
- Pick through the beans and discard any debris.
- In a large pot over medium heat, add the beans, broth, aliños sauce and carrots. Slightly cover and simmer for 1 ½ hours.
- Add the ground cumin, hogao, rice and cilantro. Simmer for 30 minutes more or until the beans are tender.
- Season with salt and pepper and serve.
I love how this soup is both incredibly easy to make yet so satisfying. On a cold day, there is nothing better than sinking into a big bowl of thick and flavorful Bean and Rice Soup topped with avocado and ají. This soup shouts comfort in every spoonful. It is a dish that I’ve loved since I was a child and I still can’t get enough of it!
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Pinned this right away. This is a fantastic looking soup and I love the flavor profile, can't wait to try it on a cool evening.
Oh Erica, this soup looks delicious, a great way to warm the cold days...
Have a great weekend 🙂
A hearty and filling soup!
I am a die hard soup fan too. No doubt this hearty bean and rice soup would be hearty and soulful.
i love that you snuck some chorizo in there too-great touch!
I just made this soup, very good. Taste a little different then my girlfriends moms bean and rice soup, probably just how its made and different ingredients, but both very tasty. I highly recommend this soup. Add just a dab of Aji to your bowl for a whole different experience, delicioso either way!!!
Made a big batch of Frijoles Colombianos from your website a couple of days ago and used the leftovers to make a similar soup. I simply added a little water, chorizo, sazon goya , left over rice and fresh avocado. It turned out fantastic! My Spanish boyfriend is loving Colombian food more and more. Thanks for the inspiration.
We are visiting Colombia and thought I'd try my hand at making some local food. I made this soup tonight and it turned out great. I don't think I used the right beans, I used the red beans that seem to be the only choice at the stores I shop at here in Bogota. I also had a lime on hand and I have to say squeezing some fresh lime juice on the serving was pretty good!
Can i use canned beans?
Making this soup right now! Can’t wait for it to finish! Do I cover the soup while the rice cooks like you normally would? Going to cover and see what happens! So excited for this later today and the next few days because it’s going to snow!
Wow, what a delicious soup! I'm definitely making this one again!