Puerto Rican Red Beans and Rice

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 35 mins

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.
Most Helpful

5 5

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.

5 5

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

4 5

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.