36 Reviews

I made this yesterday but I added tomato sauce, onion, crushed peppers, potatos and more seasoning. I also let it cook for about a half hour because of my potatos? Mines came out great!

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missigitit09 April 04, 2016

Delicious! I omitted the meat in the beginning, added 8oz tomato paste, small chopped potato, instead of garlic powder used fresh garlic, & extra sazon pkt... Will def make again.

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_team_us_ October 25, 2015

Very delicious and simple. I just added some tomato sauce, can potatoes, olives and extra ham chunks. This recipe is very flavorful no additional salt needed. I suggest, you don't add any salt to your white rice the beans are well seasoned. My daughter is a picky eater and she went for 2nd plate!! This is just as good as my PR MIL recipe.

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Elizabeth Verdin S. April 03, 2015

I love these beans! So does everyone in my house. Wow super flavorful. Other than doing ham and bacon I followed the instructions to a tee and these are a hit. Oh trust and believe that this is my new go to potluck dish. Nena thank you so much for sharing this.

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mamashan January 17, 2014

Easy & delicious! A nice inexpensive dish to bring to a potluck.

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NewEnglandCook December 27, 2010

I made this tonight for my Puerto Rican husband. He was craving so I decided to surprise him (1st timer). I emailed boricua_nena for the 'from scratch' version, but was able to find a recipe on this site for sofrito and a recipe on another site for sazon because I don't want to use pre-packaged msg laden versions. I used turkey bacon in place of the pork (we don't indulge). The end result... dh was very pleased, but it was too salty for my taste (I guess over kill from the sazon and adobo). I will make this again, only gave three stars because dh says it was missing something... tomato paste. I figure it's a matter of personal preference and varying family recipes. Thank you for sharing.

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UmmX December 09, 2010

So so good. I add a small can of Goya Spanish Style Tomato Sauce and two small white chopped potatoes. I also used slow cooking brown rice (to help with the glycemic index issue). It was soooo delicious. Although traditionally a side dish - the full flavors and hearty texture of this dish really makes it the star of the show. I ate it as the main dish with a fresh steamed vegetable. Highly recommend it!

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Mirad April 06, 2010

OMG these were soooo good!!! I used just regular bacon sliced up into one inch squares because its what I had on hand and added a handful of green olives and about 1/3 cup of tomato sauce. I made this with pernil and salad with tembleque for dessert and it was a fabulous dinner!

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piranhabriana April 04, 2010
Authentic Puerto Rican Rice and Beans