Arroz Congri


  • ¼ c. Low-Sodium Chicken Base
  • 7 lb. Low-Sodium Black Beans, drained, reserve liquid
  • 2 lb. GFS Bacon
  • 1 c. Grape Seed Oil
  • 1 lb. Spanish Onion, medium dice
  • 12 oz. Green Peppers, medium dice
  • 8 oz. Red peppers, medium dice
  • 2 Tbsp. Chopped Garlic
  • 2 Tbsp Trade East Oregano
  • 1 Tbsp. Trade East Cumin
  • 2 ct. Trade East Bay Leaf
  • 2 lb. Instant Rice
  • 3 lb. Avocado, trimmed and diced into ¼” pieces
  • 5½ oz. Markon Green Onion, sliced thinly on the bias


Preparation Instructions

Wash hands. Wash all fresh, unpackaged produce under running water. Drain well. 1] Dissolve the chicken base in 1 qt. of hot water. Drain the beans, reserving all liquid. Rinse the beans with 3 c. of water. Add the chicken stock to the bean liquid. Will need to yield 3 qt. of liquid. 2] Slice bacon widthwise into thin strips. Place in a heated, nonstick sauté pan. Cook until browned and crispy. CCP: Final internal cooking temperature must reach a minimum of 145°F, held for a minimum of 15 seconds. Drain in a strainer, reserving ½ c. of bacon fat. 3] Add 1 oz. of grape seed oil to a heated rondeau. Add onions, peppers, and garlic. Sauté until tender. Season to taste with salt and pepper. 4] Add reserved bean liquid, rice, bacon fat, oregano, cumin, black pepper, and bay leaves. Bring to a boil. Cover the pan and simmer over low heat. Stir frequently. Keep covered while cooking. Pour the beans out into two 2” stainless-steel full hotel pans. Let cool uncovered. Cover, label, date, and refrigerate for future service. CCP: Refrigerate at 41°F, or below.

To prepare à la carte:

Wash hands. Wash all fresh, unpackaged produce under running water. Drain well. 1] Place 8 oz. of rice mixture in a heated, nonstick sauté pan. Add water or stock to adjust desired consistency. Cook until just warmed through. Place in a warmed serving bowl. 2] Top with 2 oz. of diced avocado, 1 Tbsp. of green onions, and a sprig of cilantro.

Nutritional Info (per serving)

  • Calories: 574
  • Fat: 27 g.
  • Sodium: 900 mg.
  • Carbohydrates: 63 g.
  • Protein: 23 g.