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

4 5

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!

5 5

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!

5 5

AMAZING i keep making it over and over