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Puerto Rican Food is full of spice and herbs with a combination of flavors beyond your wildest dreams. We've collected 12 Easy Puerto Rican Recipes that are authentic and incredibly delicious. Take a deep dive into these dishes and walk into the richness of Puerto Rican cuisines.
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Easy Jasmine Rice and Beans Recipe

You’ll love the authentic Puerto Rican flavors of this rice and beans recipe. Ham adds a savory and salty flavor and it takes just 35 minutes to make.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Author Izzy

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons sofrito
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 3/4 cup ham cut in smaller pieces
  • ¼ cup tomato sauce
  • 2 cans Goya pink beans 14 oz each can, drained and rinsed
  • 1 ½ cup chicken stock
  • ½ pound potatoes cut into smaller chunks
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 packet sazon seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon adobo seasoning
  • salt and pepper optional
  • steamed rice

Instructions

  • In a large skillet over medium heat, add oil.
  • Once hot, add sofrito and sauté for about 2 minutes or until fragrant.
  • Add ham and stir fry until it starts to caramelize.
  • Stir in tomato sauce, beans, chicken stock, and sazon seasoning.
  • Add potatoes and season with oregano and adobo seasoning.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce heat (to the LOWEST setting) and simmer for 25-30 minutes. The potatoes should be tender and completely cooked through.
  • Season with salt and pepper if needed. Serve warm over rice and enjoy!

Notes

  • Make sure to add salt during the last minute of cooking. This is to make sure you’re seasoning your dish with the perfect amounts of salt.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 4 days.