Puerto Rican Beans and Rice

"Authentic Recipe, goes great with chicken or pork chops. Also can be used as a main dish - top with lettuce, tomato and avocado. When I serve it as a main dish, I always double the recipe and serve over recipe #220492 in place of the white rice. Credit for this recipe goes to my good friend Michelle."
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins




  • Put all ingredients except rice in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil.
  • Stir; lower heat and simmer until thickened, about an hour.
  • Serve over rice (tip: when preparing rice, rinse before cooking).

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  1. We really enjoyed these new-to-me beans. Finding the ingredients led me on a _world tour_ of sorts - I found sofrito in the freezer section of one market and the pink beans and sazon Goya con cilantro and achiote in the ethnic aisle of another store. I made exactly as written, omitting the green olives, and mine was thickened and ready to eat in about 35 minutes. The texture of the beans is very similar to a pinto and the next time I make a pot of those, guess what will be added? ;-) Thanks for posting a recipe that was a little out of my comfort zone but pleased our taste buds immensely!
  2. Very good recipe. Thank you for posting it.


I was born in Chicago, IL and have lived in the area all my life. I love to cook and plan meals and always have. As a child I would watch Julia Childs on TV every day (she came on right after Mr. Rogers) and I have been interested in cooking ever since. Now that I have a family I enjoy the quick and easy recipes just as much as the more intricate ones. I didn't mind putting in the extra time and effort when I only cooked recreationally. I still like to do that sometimes, but for the day-to-day chore of cooking (and sometimes it is a chore) I like the option of fast and simple. I enjoy trying new recipes and sharing favorites of mine. I have found that sometimes the most unlikely sounding ones turn out to be the best! I try to always review the recipes I try because I know how much I enjoy getting that feedback myself. Even when it is not necessarily positive because sometimes suggestions help me tweak things and make them better!
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