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Just as your family got hooked, so did mine. I love this dish, it is authentic, easy to make, and the left overs are fantastic. Once again, when I heated up my lunch at work, my co-workers, enticed by the aroma, gathered around to see what I was eating. If you like spice, try this dish.

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Dawn December 04, 2002

Excellent, easy to make and the flavor is equal to what is served at restaurants here in Puerto Rico.

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jcsmith1918 May 03, 2013

Good stuff! I changed the recipe up a bit to make it vegan and didn't sacrifice any flavor...used a soy chorizo and then used a couple tablespoons of vegan bacon bits instead of ham which provided that smoky flavor. In the end I added I can of diced tomatoes. . .juice and all. It tasted a lot like my chorizo chili which I love.

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JanuaryBride March 06, 2013

I made the following changes from the original: First, I cooked the rice in a rice cooker with chicken broth, cilantro, 1 tsp of onion flakes and 2 tsp of lime juice. I used black beans, left out the bell pepper and tabasco, and replaced the ham with diced chicken lunchmeat. I used a whole pkg of chorizo and it was a bit spicy. Next time I would cut the amount of chorizo to 2/3 of a pkg. We loved this!

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virginia.jenkins December 15, 2012

This was okay, but I really like Cajun spiced red beans and rice much better. This makes an enormous amount of food. Made for Zaar Cookbook Tag.

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LARavenscroft April 07, 2011

Very nice, easy dish! A few mods... use two cans of beans... use some sort of chicken or turkey smoked sausage. I also add corn towards the end and sprinkle Mexican cheese on top. I also omit the Tabasco and just put the bottle on the table so everybody can spice as they please.

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SanDigital April 04, 2011

Quite nice. Wife and kid loved it. I used Lousiana Hot Sauce instead of Tabasco. Was pretty mild. Definite addition to the permanent cookbook.

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gahboo May 30, 2010

It was fine. We weren't ecstatic about the recipe, but perhaps that was because I left out the chorizo.

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Donut Chef April 07, 2010

Delicious version that blew my old recipe out of the water. I really enjoyed the flavor of the rice after it cooked in with the other ingredients. I did cut down on the Tabasco however (2 tsp), afraid my daughter might not eat it if too spicy. It was very mild this way but still had plenty of flavor. For the meat, I did not add the optional chorizo, but rather used some lean smoked turkey sausage.

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HeatherFeather April 06, 2010

My wife doesn't do well with tomatoes, so I did this recipe as printed except that I just plain left out the can of tomato sauce. It was still great.

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Eddie_J March 14, 2010
Puerto Rican Red Beans and Rice