The Best Rice and Beans Ever

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins

I've been making rice and beans for a while now, I just finally perfected my recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat up the olive oil in a large saucepan on medium-high heat.
  2. When the Oil is hot pour in the rice, onions, Garlic, Sofrito and Cilantro.
  3. Sautee for 10-15 minutes so the rice can absorb the flavors.
  4. Then, place the porkchops, olives, beans, salt, pepper, basil and oregano on top of the rice.
  5. Pour in 3 cups water.
  6. Cover and let cook on medium-low heat for 35-45 minutes.
Most Helpful

First off, the rice and beans with kalamata olives is a fantastic combination. The olives look kind of like the beans, so every time one ends up in my mouth, it is a magnificent, tasty surprise. However, the pork chops were very dry and not that flavorful. Perhaps I overcooked them, but I used the recommended amount of time. I'm not a big fan of pork, anyway, so I think I will keep making this and just skip the pork, because the rest of it is incredibly delicious!

Meguin August 18, 2010

We really enjoyed these chops, rice and beans along with a Mexican corn dish. We will definatly be making this one again sometime. I made using Jasmine rice instead of the basmati, and left out the cilantro and added 1 tsp. cumin instead. It's a keeper!

Its Me Busy Bee May 07, 2008

AMAZING i keep making it over and over

Olivia #3 June 08, 2007