Easy Cuban Beans & Rice

Easy Cuban Beans & Rice Recipe

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Carolyn Haas


There are so many versions of beans and rice, this one is typical of Cuban cuisine, but using shortcut seasonings.


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10 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil, good quality
  • 2 Tbsp
    tomato sauce
  • 1 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp
    sofrito -tomato cooking sauce
  • 2 pkg
    sazon with coriander and annatto
  • 15 oz
    small red beans
  • 1 1/2 c
    white rice
  • 1/2 tsp

How to Make Easy Cuban Beans & Rice


  1. Heat oil in medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add tomato sauce, garlic, sofrito and sazon, cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  2. Drain liquid from the can of red beans into measuring cup; add enough water to measure 3½ cups. Add all of the liquid to pot; bring to boil. Add beans, rice and sugar; stir. Bring rice mixture to a boil; reduce heat to medium low and cook, covered, until water is absorbed, about 20 min.
  3. Remove pot from heat. Let sit until rice becomes tender, about 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Serve.

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About Easy Cuban Beans & Rice

Course/Dish: Rice Sides
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Cuban

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