puerto rican rice and beans

★★★★★ 4 Reviews
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By rosa rivera
from bronx, NY

This is a traditional dish all Puerto Ricans could relate to, it's very good and flavorful and could be eaten with pork chops or fried chicken or any other meat.

★★★★★ 4 Reviews
serves AROUND 6 OR 7
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr

Ingredients For puerto rican rice and beans

  • PUERTO RICAN RICE AND BEANS
  • 3 c
    long grain rice, uncooked
  • 1 can
    tomato sauce 8 oz
  • 1/3 c
    corn oil for cooking
  • 1/2 c
    boneless smoked ham
  • 1/4 c
    pimento olives
  • 2
    bouillon cubes chicken flavor
  • 1 qt
    chicken stock
  • 1 c
    water
  • 2 pkg
    spanish seasoning w/ culantro and achiote ,annato
  • 1 md
    onion
  • 1 sm
    green pepper
  • 1 sm
    red bell peppers
  • 3 clove
    garlic
  • 1 bunch
    cilantro leaves
  • 1 1/4 Tbsp
    adobo powdergoya w pepper
  • 1 can
    sweet pimento copped

How To Make puerto rican rice and beans

  • 1
    First cut in cubes the smoke ham.
  • 2
    Put aside chopped onion, red and green pepper, also mince garlic.
  • 3
    In a cast iron pot about 4 quarts, put oil when hot put in ham let cook for 3 minutes then add onions, peppers and garlic. Also chop cilantro and put in pot to cook at medium heat.
  • 4
    When tender add tomato sauce ,the sazon seasoning and adobo, pimento olive and the 2 cans of pink beans or small red beans stir put in the rice and chicken bouillon and chicken stock, make sure it does not have too much liquid.
  • 5
    Cook in low heat cover tight or put aluminum first and cover and let cook for 30 minutes. When liquid is absorbed take large spoon for moving rice around and do it a few times.
  • 6
    Then cover and cook for another 30 minutes. You will be smelling the aroma of your rice. Uncover and stir again and taste the rice to see if grain is fully cooked. If so cover shut the stove and now you are ready to enjoy your delicious Puerto Rican rice and beans. You could make pork chops or chicken and salad on the side. You won't regret doing this dish, bon appetite. Serves 8 or more depending on how you serve.
  • 7
    This dish goes good with my flan as a dessert. Whatever you serve it with - enjoy my authentic Puerto Rican rice and beans!
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