Puerto Rican Rice and Beans

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 288.2
  • Total Fat: 1.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 11.1 mg
  • Sodium: 311.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 43.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 12.8 g
  • Protein: 21.1 g

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Every Puerto Rican household has this as a staple food nearly every day. Every Puerto Rican household has this as a staple food nearly every day.
Number of Servings: 12


    1 lb. bag of Dry Red Kidney Beans
    3 ham hocks
    2 cups (approx.) of Tomato Sauce
    1 medium size onion, raw
    3 cloves Garlic
    handful of fresh Cilantro, chopped
    1 pkg. Sazon Goya con Culantro y Achiote
    10 cups water


Night before, rinse beans and put in bottom of dutch oven with enough water to cover. Soak overnight. In morning, wash beans. Put ham hocks in bottom of dutch oven, return beans to the pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cover. Around noon, make your sofrito by sauteing your onions, garlic, cilantro, Sazon and tomato sauce until it thickens. Add to beans and continue cooking on low until about an hour before dinner. Remove the bone and skin from the ham hocks and return meat to the pot. Serve over your choice of rice (this recipe does not have the rice calculated into the nutritional values).

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KAREBEAR525.

TAGS:  Beef/Pork |

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