Name a better combo, I’ll wait. Arroz con habichuelas is like the ultimate duo of Dominican food, right next to salami y tostones.

This is also a combo you’ll find in DR’s national dish La Bandera, which is made up of rice, beans, meat, and salad.

Black beans, red beans, or gandules all work

Whichever kind of beans you prefer to eat with Dominican white rice is up to you, but this recipe calls for classic habichuelas guisadas. Dominican black beans or gandules work just a well!

What kind of meat goes well with Dominican rice and beans

All kinds of meats pair well with arroz con habichuelas, but a few of my favorites are carne guisada, bistec guisado, pollo frito, and pollo guisado. And of course you can’t forget a side of avocado!

Dominican Rice and Beans (Arroz con Habichuelas)

Dominican Rice and Beans (Arroz con Habichuelas)

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Learn how to make Dominican rice and beans at home, a classic combo in Dominican cuisine made up of white rice and habichuelas.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Dominican
Servings 4 servings




  • Follow white rice recipe and set aside.
  • Follow Dominican beans recipe and set aside.
  • Serve the rice and beans side by side of pour the beans over the rice. Buen provecho!
Keyword Rice
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