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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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    Ingredients:

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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)

    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 December 20, 2013

      55

      Great recipe! I kept going off the goya can on how to make rice and beans. I wanted something more like how my family would do it and found this. Soooo good! Very easy to make as well. Also great if you a college student.

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    • on February 12, 2013

      55

      Awesome recipe. Quick and Tasty. If you don't have the ham, I use the Goya " Sabor a Jamon De Cocinar." same awesome taste of the ham, only in a powder. Can use 1 packet for 2, even three cans of beans. And if you want it quick, use can potatoes. Also good and quick. M.

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    • on November 27, 2012

      55

      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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    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
    18%
    Total Fat 8.5 g
    13%
    Saturated Fat 1.4 g
    7%
    Cholesterol 9.1 mg
    3%
    Sodium 650.3 mg
    27%
    Total Carbohydrate 65.7 g
    21%
    Dietary Fiber 7.2 g
    29%
    Sugars 1.3 g
    5%
    Protein 17.1 g
    34%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    sofrito sauce

    recaito

    sazon goya

    manzanilla olives

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