Authentic Puerto Rican Rice and Beans
20 mins (prep 10, cooking 10)
10 ingredients
4 servings
This is my family's recipe straight from Aguada, Puerto Rico. In PR we make it from scratch (all the seasoning, but this recipe tastes the same, just easier than the all home-made version. This recipe is easy and serves 4, or 2 if you eat alot!! Muy rico, come lo

Categories:  side-dish , pasta,-rice-and-grains , <-30-mins , rice , north-american , beans , white-rice , quick , central-american , caribbean , time-to-make ,
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  • 1 (16 ounce) pink beans (habichuelas coloradas)
  • 1/2 teaspoon adobo seasoning (a flavored salt used in latin cooking)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 slice canadian bacon, cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 (5 g) sazon con azafran seasoning (comes in envelopes in a box, gives color and a distinct flavor to latin dishes)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sofrito sauce (comes in a jar, a necessary ingredient in puerto rican cooking)
  • 1 1/2 cups white rice, uncooked


Serving Size (119.86 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 64.59 Calories from Fat 35.01
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3.89g 23.96%
Saturated Fat 0.32g 6.4%
Trans Fat 0.1g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 220.67mg 36.78%
Total Carbohydrate 7.41g 9.89%
Dietary Fiber 2.53 g 40.47%
Sugars 2.14 g %
Protein 1.42g 11.4%
Vitamin A 402.57IU% Vitamin C 0.34mg%
Calcium 44.53mg% Iron 0.78mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
adobo seasoning, canadian bacon, sofrito sauce, white rice