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

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.

Dawn December 04, 2002

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

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.

JanuaryBride March 06, 2013