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Bean and Rice Soup

This rice and beans soup is comforting, filling and full of flavor. I like to top this dish with diced avocado and fresh cilantro.

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I am a die-hard soup fan and it’s one of my absolute favorite meals during the fall and winter seasons. Este 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.

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Bean and Rice Soup Recipe

Erica Dinho

Prep Time 10 mins

cook time 2 hrs

total time 2 hrs 10 mins

course Main Course

Cuisine Colombian

Servings 4 servings

calories 465 kcal


  • ½ pound dried canary beans soaked overnight
  • one cup willow dressings 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 coriander
  • Cooked chorizo ​​for serving optional


  • Pick through the beans and discard any debris.

  • In a large pot over medium heat, add the beans, broth, seasonings, 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.


calories: 465kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 13gfat: 28gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 16gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 16mgsodium: 2351mgpotassium: 699mgFiber: 6gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 5276UIVitamin C: 5mgcalcium: 82mgIron: 3mg

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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 chili pepper. 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!

Enjoy your meal!

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More Beans Recipes to Enjoy

Colombian-Style Beans

Beans and Corn Salad

Shrimp and Black Bean Salad

About Erica Dinho

My name is Erica and I was born and raised in Colombia and now live in the northeastern United States with my husband and family. This blog was inspired by my grandmother, Mamita, who was an amazing traditional Colombian cook.

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