Congrí Oriental

Red Beans and Rice

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Appears in
Eating Cuban

By Beverly Cox and Martin Jacobs

Published 2006

  • About

The cooking of Oriente, Cuba’s easternmost province, is often more highly seasoned than food in other parts of the country. Congrí is a term that is widely used in New Orleans and throughout the Caribbean. It is of African origin, and always refers to some combination of rice and beans. In Oriente, congrí means red beans and rice. The seasonings used to prepare the dish show the influence of the creole cooking of the Dominican Republic and Haiti.