Puerto Rican Beans and Rice

Ingredients:

Servings:

  • 1/2 cup chopped lean ham
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chorizo sausage, optional
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 (19 ounce) can red kidney beans, rinsed
  • 1 (8 ounce) can unsalted tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Tabasco sauce
  • 2 cups uncooked white rice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions:

Prep Time: 5 mins       Total Time: 40 mins

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