Arroz Montsià

Recipe of Pabellón criollo

  • Cooking time arroz montsia
    Cooking time

    150 min.

  • Complexity Medium


  • Servings arroz monstia


  • Granos de arroz monstia
    Montsià Rice


  • Recetas de Recipe of en monstia
    Recipe of


The Pabellón criollo is one of the best known dishes in Venezuelan cuisine. It is made up of black beans, rice, shredded meat and fried banana. Do you want to learn how to prepare this delicious recipe?


  • 350 g Montsià Bomba rice
  • 1 kg of black beans
  • 2 bananas
  • 6 slices of bacon
  • 4 onions
  • 2 red peppers
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 2 sweet peppers
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon tomato concentrated
  • 6 pear tomatoes
  • cumin
0/15 Ingredients
0/13 Instructions


  1. Clean the beans, discard the floating ones and place the rest in a pot with water, chopped onion and paprika.
  2. Cook first over high heat until boiling and then cook over low heat for an hour.
  3. Remove the onion and paprika and add the salt, pepper and cumin.
  4. Fry the bacon in a pan and when the fat is released, add the garlic, grated onion and Brown it.
  5. Add the bean sauce and cook for 20 more minutes or until the correct thickness is achieved.
  6. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a pot and add the garlic, onion, paprika or sweet peppers and then the Montsià Bomba Rice. Stir until the oil and seasonings are impregnated.
  7. Cook the rice for 18 minutes and remove the garlic, onion, and paprika.
  8. Boil the meat with the water, onion, paprika and garlic cloves in a pot for 1 hour.
  9. Remove from the heat, let it cool and then crumble the meat and reserve.
  10. Brown the garlic in a pan and add the onion, paprika and sweet peppers. Cook over medium heat.
  11. Add the tomatoes, salt, Worcestershire sauce, cumin and tomato paste. Then add the meat and the meat broth.
  12. Cook over medium heat, stirring well. Let dry until the meat is done.
  13. Open the bananas in half and fry them in a frying pan with oil. And ready!

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