Black Beans and Rice

Originating in the Caribbean, the combination of black beans and rice is one that goes back many centuries. When the brilliant white rice is served separate to the dark black beans, the dish is known as Moros y Cristianos, an allusion to the wars between the Moors and Christians. When the rice and beans are combined, the dish is known as congri. At its base, a wonderfully smoky pork flavor along with onions and garlic and a hint of vinegar and bay leaf make this an authentic taste of the Caribbean.  Available in 8 oz. (227 g) package.

  • Cooking Directions

    On the Stove

    Bring 2 and 2/3 cups of water, 2 tablespoons butter to a boil in a medium saucepan. For a more authentic flavor, substitute olive oil for butter. Stir in rice mix, cover, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand about 5 minutes. Stir before serving.

    In the Microwave

    Combine 2 and 2/3 cups hot water (for thinner sauce - add additional 1/4 cup hot water), 2 tablespoon butter, and contents of black beans and rice mix in a 3 quart microwave-safe dish. For a more authentic flavor, substitute olive oil for butter.  Cover and microwave on high for 20 minutes. Stir. Let stand covered for 5 minutes. If your microwave does not have variable settings follow your manufacturer's directions.

  • Nutrition Facts

    Serving Per Container About 4

    Serving Size  2 oz. dry rice mix (57g / 1/3 cup dry rice and black beans and 1/2 tsp dry seasoning)

    Amount Per Serving
    Calories   190  Calories From Fat   10
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 1g 2%
        Saturated Fat 0g 1%
        Trans Fat 0g
    Cholesterol 0mg 0%
    Sodium 900mg 37%
    Potassium 45mg 1%
    Total Carbohydrate 37g 12%
        Dietary Fiber 5g 21%
        Sugars 0g
    Protein 7g
    Vitamin A  8% •  Vitamin C  0% •  Calcium  4% •  Iron  10% •  Thiamin  8% •  Riboflavin  0% •  Niacin  6% •  Folic Acid  10% •  
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

    Enriched Long Grain Rice [Rice, Niacin, Iron (Ferric Orthophosphate), Thiamin (Thiamin Mononitrate), Folic Acid], Black Beans, Seasoning [Salt, Natural Flavorings, Vinegar Powder, Pinto Beans, Monosodium Glutamate, Modified Corn Starch, Bacon [Cured with Water, Salt, Sugar, Sodium Phosphate, Sodium Erythorbate, Sodium Nitrite], Corn Starch, Maltodextrin, Palm Oil, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Smoke Flavor, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Beef Extract, Hydrolyzed Corn Protein, Sesame Seed Oil, Disodium Inosinate, Disodium Guanylate, Alpha Tocopherol [Preservative]).   CONTAINS: SOY
  • Other Information

    Products labeled YES under the ‘Gluten Free’, ‘MSG Free’, ‘Preservative Free’, or ‘Allergen Free’ columns reflect a product which does not contain or are ‘free’ of that item.

    Products labeled YES under the ‘US FDA Labeled Allergens’ columns reflect products which contain that item.


    No Preservatives Yes
    Gluten Free Yes
    MSG Free No

    US Food & Drug Administration Labeled Allergens

    Crustacean Shellfish No
    Milk No
    Fish No
    Eggs No
    Peanuts No
    Tree Nuts No
    Soy Yes
    Wheat No


    Kosher ** No

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