Recipe by boricua_nena
This is my family's recipe straight from Aguada, Puerto Rico. In PR we make it from scratch (all the seasoning, but this recipe tastes the same, just easier than the all home-made version. This recipe is easy and serves 4, or 2 if you eat alot!! Muy rico, come lo
Top Review by Deb, A Westie Mom
My dad was stationed at Ramey AFB many many years ago, and I was hooked on PR Rice and Beans! I have been looking for a recipe for it for many years and none of them sounded like what I remembered. I've noticed a lot of people added potato and tomato sauce, that doesn't sound like what I remember either (I was about 12 or so). When I saw you were from Aguada, I got really excited. We used to go to a place called Pepe's off base. Anyway, I made your recipe, I browned up some pork, added a bit more of the sauce, this was so good, thank you for posting this recipe...it really brought back a lot or memories when we lived in PR. I now have to make this for my brother. I will be making this again and again!
- 453.59 g can red kidney beans (habichuelas coloradas) or 453.59 g can pink beans (habichuelas coloradas)
- 2.46 ml adobo seasoning (a flavored salt used in latin cooking)
- 14.79 ml vegetable oil
- 1 slice cooked ham or 1 slice salt pork or 1 slice Canadian bacon, cubed
- 2.46 ml garlic powder
- 5 g packet sazon con azafran seasoning (comes in envelopes in a box, gives color and a distinct flavor to latin dishes)
- 22.18 ml sofrito sauce (comes in a jar, a necessary ingredient in Puerto Rican cooking)
- 354.88 ml white rice, uncooked
Directions See How It's Made
- Made by Goya brand and can be found in the Spanish/Latin section of your grocery store Cook white rice as instructions on package of rice say to (5 minute rice is perfectly fine).
- make sure when you are done cooking to let excess water out of rice.
- In saucepan, heat oil on low-medium heat and put in the ham, salted pork, or Canadian bacon.
- once it starts to sizzle, add the garlic powder and Adobo seasoning.
- Then add the Sofrito and Sazon con Azafran seasoning, stir.
- Next add red beans (drain most of liquid, just a little bit is needed to pull the sauce together).
- Mix and serve.
- (in Puerto Rico, it is traditional to serve rice and beans with almost every meal, but mainly with pork chops (cooked with a little sofrito and adobo seasoning) on the side).
- Enjoy (a wonderful recipe straight from the island).