Yellow Rice and Pink Beans

Red beans and rice
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    45 min
Ratings (16)
Rice and beans are staple foods in Latin Caribbean Food. This recipe combines yellow rice with pink beans, but you can make this recipe with any type of bean you like.

What You'll Need

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup sofrito
  • 1 packet sazón with annatto
  • salt to taste
  • 1 15.5 oz can pink beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 2 cups long-grain white rice
  • 4 cups of water (or chicken broth)

How to Make It

1. Heat the olive oil in a pot over medium heat.

2. Add the sofrito and lightly fry for about one minute.

3. Add the sazón, salt, beans, and rice. Stir to combine the ingredients and coat the rice with color.

4.Pour in the water (or chicken broth) and bring to a rolling boil. Allow to boil for one to two minutes, and then stir the rice mixture.

5. Reduce the heat to low and cover with a tight fitting lid that will not allow steam to escape. Do not lift the lid during the cooking time.

6. Cook on low for 30 minutes. Remove the lid, fluff the rice, and then cover again and let sit a few minutes before serving.

Servings: 4 one cup servings.