Puerto Rican Red Beans and Rice

"When we lived in Puerto Rico, this was a favorite meal. We're back in the States now, but when I make Red Beans and Rice it transports me back to La Isla Del Encanto! It can be eaten as a meal itself or with a simple salad."
 
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Ready In:
40mins
Ingredients:
12
Serves:
4
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ingredients

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directions

  • Over medium heat, heat oil in a large saucepan.
  • Add ham, chorizo, onion and green pepper, garlic and cumin.
  • Sauté until vegetables are tender.
  • Add beans, tomato sauce and Tabasco sauce.
  • Simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add in remaining ingredients and 4 cups water.
  • Bring to boil.
  • Reduce heat, cover and simmer until rice is tender.

Questions & Replies

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  1. Linda W.
    Does this really only serve 4? Is it intended as the entree or a side? Just wondered because the calories are astronomical. Thank you!
     
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Reviews

  1. Joseph R.
    This is an excellent recipe!!! Flavors are good and hearty. My two cents here, people rate this recipe and don't follow it to the letter. How do you think you can rate a recipe without following it? No really folks, you do it as written and if you don't it isn't the recipe and ya can't judge it fairly.
     
  2. januarybride
    Good stuff! I changed the recipe up a bit to make it vegan and didn't sacrifice any flavor...used a soy chorizo and then used a couple tablespoons of vegan bacon bits instead of ham which provided that smoky flavor. In the end I added I can of diced tomatoes. . .juice and all. It tasted a lot like my chorizo chili which I love.
     
  3. Dawn399
    Just as your family got hooked, so did mine. I love this dish, it is authentic, easy to make, and the left overs are fantastic. Once again, when I heated up my lunch at work, my co-workers, enticed by the aroma, gathered around to see what I was eating. If you like spice, try this dish.
     
  4. NoelandJeanne D.
    The very best recipe evah!
     
  5. jcsmith1918
    Excellent, easy to make and the flavor is equal to what is served at restaurants here in Puerto Rico.
     
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Tweaks

  1. januarybride
    Good stuff! I changed the recipe up a bit to make it vegan and didn't sacrifice any flavor...used a soy chorizo and then used a couple tablespoons of vegan bacon bits instead of ham which provided that smoky flavor. In the end I added I can of diced tomatoes. . .juice and all. It tasted a lot like my chorizo chili which I love.
     
  2. Kater
    DH requested red beans and rice the other night, and never having made them, I of course turned to 'Zaar. I decided to go with this recipe after reading several as it sounded yummy. And I wasn't wrong! The only thing I did different was to use smoked sausage instead of the ham, and I cut way back on the Tabasco (which I was glad I did). I added a little chicken stock to the whole mixture to create more of a sauce since I made steamed rice to put it over, instead of mixing the rice in the same pot (DH's request). We both really enjoyed it - it has great flavors and it so simple to make! I'll be making it again!
     

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