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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.

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


  • 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


  • 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!


  • 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.