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Puerto Rican-Style Rice and Beans

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Category: Main Dish, Rice

 Ingredients List

  • -----------------------------------BEANS-----------------------------------
  • 1 lb Dried kidney beans
  • 1 1/2 tb Ons, olive oil
  • 2 c Chopped onion
  • 1 tb On, minced garlic
  • 4 c Knorr's vegetable stock fat
  • -skimmed
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 Piece 2-inch cinnamon stick
  • Salt
  • Tabasco sauce, to taste


2 c Long-grain rice
2 ts S, olive oil
1/2 c Chopped onion
1/4 c Finely chopped carrot
1/4 c Finely chopped celery
1 Garlic clove, minced
1/2 c Diced red onion
1/2 c Diced green bell pepper

Soak the beans overnight or use the quick soak method.

Heat the oil in a heavy saucepan or Dutch oven. Saute the onions over low
heat, stirring frequently, covered, until the onions are carmelized to a
rich golden brown, about 15 minutes. Stir in the garlic and saute,
uncovered, about 3 minutes longer.

Add the beans and the broth. Simmer, covered, for 2 hours, adding more
water if needed to keep the beans moist. Add the bay leaf and cinnamon and
continue to simmer until the beans are very tender, about 1 hour longer.
Add salt and Tabasco to taste.

Cook the rice until tender and the liquid is absorbed. While the rice is
cooking, heat the oil in a large heavy skillet, preferably nonstick, and
add the onion, carrot and celery. Saute over medium-low heat, stirring,
until tender but not brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in the garlic and saute 2
minutes longer. Add the red onion and pepper and continue to saute until
the pepper is crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Set aside
about 2 tablespoons of the vegetable mixture for garnish. Stir the rest of
the vegetable mixture into the cooked rice with a fork, fluffing the rice
as you combine the ingredients.

Bring the rice and beans to the table in 2 large serving bowls. To serve,
place a spoonful of rice in a shallow soup bowl, then spread rice to the
edges. Place a ladleful of beans in the center of the rice, top with
reserved vegetables, and serve.

COMMENTS: This is very tasty, but you really need the vegetable saute for
the rice to get the best flavor and texture. Beans and plain rice just
weren't as good.

Nutr. Links: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2705 0 0 0 0 0 0 2495 0 0 0 0
Per serving: 514 Calories; 6g Fat (11% calories from fat); 20g Protein; 97g
Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 640mg Sodium

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