Red Rice And Beans

    red rice and beans recipe

    Puerto Rican Red Beans and RiceBy truebrit on October 08, 2002

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    18 Reviews

    • Prep Time: 5 mins
    • Total Time: 40 mins
    • Servings: 4

    About This Recipe”When we lived in Puerto Rico, this was a favorite meal. We’re back in the States now, but when I make Red Beans and Rice it transports me back to La Isla Del Encanto! It can be eaten as a meal itself or with a simple salad.”


      • 1/2 cup chopped lean ham
      • 1/2 cup chopped onion
      • 1/2 cup green bell pepper
      • 1/2 cup chorizo sausage, optional
      • 1 tablespoon olive oil
      • 2 cloves garlic, minced
      • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
      • 1 (19 ounce) cans red kidney beans, rinsed
      • 1 (8 ounce) cans unsalted tomato sauce
      • 1 tablespoon Tabasco sauce
      • 2 cups uncooked white rice
      • 1/2 teaspoon salt


    1. Over medium heat, heat oil in a large saucepan.
    2. Add ham, chorizo, onion and green pepper, garlic and cumin.
    3. Sauté until vegetables are tender.
    4. Add beans, tomato sauce and Tabasco sauce.
    5. Simmer for 5 minutes.
    6. Add in remaining ingredients and 4 cups water.
    7. Bring to boil.
    8. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until rice is tender.
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