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    Puerto Rican Rice and Beans (Pink Beans)

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    Michelle Figueroa's Note:

    Again, another recipe from my boyfriend. The Goya brand products in this recipe can usually be found in the international section or Mexican section of your grocery store. Although I use Pink Beans for this recipe, please feel free to substitute Goya Kidney Beans or Pinto Beans.

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    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1/2 cup ham, chopped into small cubes
    • 2 tablespoons goya sofrito sauce
    • 2 tablespoons goya recaito
    • 1 teaspoon minced garlic or 2 garlic cloves, minced
    • 1 (15 1/2 ounce) can goya pink beans, undrained
    • 1 cup water
    • 1/4 cup tomato sauce (plain)
    • 1 (2 g) envelope goya sazon goya, con culantro y achiote
    • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 1 small potato, peeled and cut into chunks
    • 2 tablespoons manzanilla olives, sliced (or 6 to 10 whole manzanilla olives)
    • 2 cups cooked white rice, medium grain (Cook according to packaged directions)


    1. 1
      Heat oil in saucepan on medium. Add ham and sauté for about 5 minutes.
    2. 2
      Add Sofrito, Recaito and garlic and sauté another 5 minutes.
    3. 3
      Stir in remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until potatoes are tender and beans are desired thickness.
    4. 4
      Serve over hot rice.
    5. 5
      Tip: We eat this with a slice or two of avocado, which is traditionally how rice and beans are served in Puerto Rico.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 27, 2012


      My fiance is Puerto Rican, and so our daughter is obviously half Puerto Rican. I find myself striving to make Puerto Rican dishes to perfection, I even made Coquito last Christmas and I will be making it again this year! (My fiance isn't even home to try all this stuff that I'm making for him!) But, I'd rather practice while he's locked up so that when he comes home he'll be surprised. Anyway... this recipe was BY FAR the best recipe I've tried yet! The inlaws never gave me recipes because they all have it in their memories! So, this recipe will be used in our house over and over now because it's amazing! I changed a little though, like 2 potatoes, I didn't have Sofrito but I had Recaito and I added an onion. It was delicious!!! Thank you!!

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    • on October 20, 2008


      Everyone loved this dish tonight! So easy and flavorful-probably the best beans I've made! Only change I made was to simmer w/o the lid to make a thick sauce. I love the olives-no need for added salt. Thank you, Michelle, for a DELICIOUS recipe! Made for the Think Pink Tag Game In Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness, October 2008.

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    • on March 17, 2006


      I made this tonite for dinner and enjoyed it. I'm familiar with Puerto Rican dishes because my son's father is PR himself:).. I missed the sprinkle of adobo and garlic powder even though I know you do use minced garlic. Other than that, a good recipe! But I would omit the water next time, just personal preference. This will be made again though. Thanks!!

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    Nutritional Facts for Puerto Rican Rice and Beans (Pink Beans)

    Serving Size: 1 (229 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 407.4
    Calories from Fat 76
    Total Fat 8.5 g
    Saturated Fat 1.4 g
    Cholesterol 9.1 mg
    Sodium 650.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 65.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 7.2 g
    Sugars 1.3 g
    Protein 17.1 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    sofrito sauce


    sazon goya

    manzanilla olives

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